This article from Boston University’s (BU) independent student newspaper, The Daily Free Press, discusses the increase in food waste diversion to alternative organic waste processing methods like composting as a result of the Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban that took effect October 1, 2014. The article highlights BU’s food waste diversion program, which was successfully established well in advance of the ban. “BU produced 932 tons of organic material in 2014,” states Sabrina Pashtan, Sustainability Coordinator for BU’s Dining Services. “Our waste diversion system is doing very well and thanks to our reliable partner Save That Stuff, we are able to compost almost all of our organic material.” The RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts program, which helps businesses and institutions statewide develop or improve recycling, reuse and recycling/composting programs, is also mentioned.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts has helpful resources and can provide technical assistance when starting or improving recycling and composting programs at colleges and institutions. Email RecyclingWorks or call (888) 254-5525 for more information.