You CAN compost on campus! Composting uses natural decomposition to turn organic waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for gardening. Pitt sends its compost 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 that are compostable on campus include:
- Food waste of any kind!
- 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:
- Every Day @ Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (153 Benedum)
- Every Day @ Student Office of Sustainability (WPU 510)
- Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Posvar Hall
- Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Schenley Cafe, William Pitt Union (by SubConnection)
- Seasonally @Pitt Farmer’s Market (Every Thursday during Market season)