In April of 2014, Dining Services eliminated all non-compostable items from the dining commons. This was done by switching from non-biodegradeable products like individual condiment packets, tea bags with paper tags attached by metal staple, and plastic straws to more sustainable options like reusable bulk condiment stations, 100% silk tea bags, and bio-degradeable paper straws. What this means is that 100% of food waste in the dining commons is pulped and sent to the Bioconversion center where it is composted and reused on campus.
In March of 2018, the dining locations at the Tate Student Center began composting pre-consumer food waste including fruit & vegetable scraps, grains, and coffee grounds.
In December of 2018, Campus Catering began composting all post-consumer food waste.