Compost Collection

Penn Dining is committed to sustainable and local food and has partnered with Bon Appétit to deliver a sustainable and socially responsible dining program. All campus dining halls collect kitchen waste for composting.

New College House, English House, Class of 1920, and Houston Hall provide compost bins for diners to dispose of food waste. Joe’s Café in Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall and the Hillel dining hall also compost food waste.

New College House also employs use of the BiobiN.


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  • Compost (Food and Organic Waste): Use the GREEN bins
  • No glass, plastic, metals or cardboard in this bin
  • All food waste: Fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, and grains


  • Recycling: Use the BLUE bins
  • Paper, plastic bottles, cans, cardboard, plastic cups, glass bottles, plastic utensils, plastic containers, and aluminum foil


  • Landfill trash: Use the GRAY or BLACK bins
  • No glass, plastic, metal or cardboard in this bin
  • K Cups, candy wrappers, napkins, plastic bags, and wax-lined cups




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