Composting in your Office

About the program

We provide your office with an indoor collection bin and sorting/promotional posters. Staff in your area are responsible for emptying the indoor bin into one of our many outdoor backyard collection bins, which can be found on this interactive map. If there isn't already an outdoor bin near your office, we will set one up and maintain it year round by aerating the compost and mixing in dry materials. Generally speaking, grain products, fruits and vegetables, plant clippings, egg shells, coffee grounds, and tea bags can all go in a backyard composter.  Be sure to chop, break or crush whole produce such as citrus, pumpkins, squash, and apples. You can refer to the poster below as a general guide.

Check out our posters and sorting guides for on-campus waste and compost, or explore our Waste Wizard web app to learn what goes where.

two Day Hall staff pose with an office compost bin
two UofG staff pose with office compost bins