Students in on-campus apartments can compost their food scraps on campus!

What is compost?

Compost is a soil amendment that is produced when microbes decompose organic materials such as food scraps and yard trimmings.

Why compost?

You should compost because it is nature's way of recycling organic matter. By composting acceptable compostable items you reduce the material that ends up in landfills.  You are closing the recycling loop.

How can you compost at CSB?

  • You can compost at CSB by collecting tea bags, egg shells, food scraps, coffee filters and grounds, food peels, vegetables, fruits, bread, rice,and dried leaves in the container provided by the CSB Office of Sustainability.  You cannot compost meat, bones, dairy products, paper, pet feces, fats and oils, chemicals, plastic, and citrus.  Please stop in our office to receive a container. 
  • Once you're container is full you can empty it into the compost bin that is located near your building's trash and recycling containers.  These composting drop off sites are located at the Haehn Campus Center (HCC), Mary Commons, West Apartments, East Apartments, Centennial Commons, and College Avenue Apartments.
  • The compost from the composting sites is then collected and brought to the compost pile located near the CSB/SJU Transportation Garage and the CSB Full Circle Greenhouse.   

Email us with questions and learn how you can start composting.

Composting Process