Put Your Food Scraps to Good Use!
Did you know Iowa State has a compost facility south of campus? Your food waste from our dining centers and commissary kitchen goes to the compost facility. There, it’s turned back into a product that’s used on campus in landscaping and construction projects. Those banana peels and chicken wing bones? They’re put to good use.
But to make sure your food waste is put to good use, please do not throw your regular garbage into the composting dumpsters outside the dining center facilities. Just like recycling, non-compostable items can't break down, so the entire load will be discarded and taken to the landfill and not used the way it was intended.