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UVM Campus Diverts 40% of Its Waste from Landfill

From the Office of the President:  The numbers are in, and the news is good. In 2012, the UVM campus diverted 40% of its waste from landfill disposal through its recycling and composting efforts. Even better news: the amount of total solid waste generated by the campus has steadily been on the decline despite increases in square footage and campus population.

Who manages the food waste collection and composting program? Is there a position or intern?

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The UVM Recycling program (which is housed in the Physical Plant Department) manages the collection of food scraps from all the dining halls.  UVM Recycling works closely with University Dining Services, the UVM Eco-Reps and the private hauler and the compost facility operator to ensure the program runs smoothly.

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