Sustainability: Waste Sorting

Sorting made easy!

Compost materials.
Recycling materials.
Paper materials.
Landfill materials.


Composting is the process of recycling organic waste material into natural fertilizer. Pre and post consumer composting is available at all Campus Dining restaurants.

Compostable Waste Items:

  • All food waste
  • Coffee and tea grounds
  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups
  • Napkins/paper towel
  • Pizza boxes
  • Compostable plastics*

*May vary by location.


Single-stream recycling is available campus-wide. Look for a designated recycling bin at dining locations.

Recyclable Waste Items:

  • Aluminum
  • Glass
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard


Landfill streams are reserved for waste that cannot be recycled or composted. We provide composting and recycling to minimize the amount of waste needed to go to landfill.

Landfill Waste Items:

  • Chip bags
  • Foil wrappers
  • Non-recyclable plastics (product without recycling symbol)
  • Food service gloves
  • Styrofoam
  • Rubber
Compostable materials in a tree.

Page last modified August 15, 2022