North Central College - Naperville, IL

College receives grant to start composting program fall term

College receives grant to start composting program fall term

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North Central College was awarded a grant through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois Food Scrap Composting grants program to begin a composting program in Kaufman Dining Hall.



Students help compost 620 lbs. of food waste

Students help compost 620 lbs. of food waste

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For three days last week in Kaufman Dining Hall, members of SGA performed a food audit during the all three meal periods. They advised students to scrape their food waste into red tubs and take a guess of how much food they thought would be thrown out over the three-day period.  

Bobby Mette ’14 won the contest with a guess of 617 pounds, which came closest to the actual 620 pounds of food. The food waste was not only deferred from a landfill, but will be used to create composting materials for rooftop gardens and landscaping.



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