Compost

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 food waste for composting.

 

The food waste from 1920 Commons, Houston Market, King’s Court English House, Falk, and Joe’s Café is hauled and processed by Organic Diversion, a Marlton, NJ based company that specializes in food and organics recycling. They bring the organic material to locations, such as pig farms!

Houston Market uses a hydra-extractor to process their food waste. This minimizes waste weight by removing the liquid. The lighter food waste is hauled and processed by Organic Diversion, a company that specializes in food and organics recycling.

Lauder College House places all food waste into a BiobiN, which initiates the composting process. Once the food waste is broken down, the organic matter can be added as nutrients for alternative fuels and agricultural soils.

At Hill House all food waste is placed into an aerobic digester, which uses a blend of microorganisms to naturally break down food waste into liquid form. Once it is completely broken down, it’s safely discharged as wastewater.

 
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