You CAN divert your compostables on campus! Composting uses natural decomposition to turn organic waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for gardening. Pitt sends its compostables to an industrial compost facility. Pitt compost stations accept dairy products, meat, bones, bread and pastries, fruits, vegetables- (any food stuff) even those not commonly accepted in backyard compost.
Materials accepted in campus Compost collection stations include:
- Food waste of any kind!
- Pizza boxes
- Coffee grounds
- Paper towels
- Napkins & tissues
- BPI-certified compostable dinnerware, cups, and utensils
- Shredded newspaper
The Pitt community can bring compostable materials at the following locations:
- Monday – Friday @ Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (153 Benedum)
- Monday – Wednesday from 10 – 3 @ Student Office of Sustainability (WPU 510)
- Seasonally @Pitt Farmer’s Market (Every Thursday during Market season; check dates)
- Events! Look for Compost collection locations at a growing number of Pitt events — or request one for an event you are organizing (bottom of Get Active page).
Additionally, the following buildings are now collecting compostables building-wide: Eureka Building!
Campus-wide Compost Signage
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STANDARD SIGNS BUMPER STICKERS EVENT ARROW
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While there are currently limited locations on campus that collect compostables on a regular basis, Pitt Sustainability is actively working to scale up campus-wide Compost collection locations.