2016 – Present
Campus Composting works to reduce organic waste produced by the University community through public education about waste sorting and the implementation of composting infrastructure on and off-campus.
PSI received funding from the College and Student Life’s Green Fund to provide 50% subsidies on composting services for off-campus University students in Hyde Park.
We partner with Urban Canopy, a Chicago-area composting hauler that also works to improve food sustainability.
Check our feature in the Chicago Maroon to learn more.
in responders feeling "very aware" of their household's waste production
95% "great experience"
rating from responders rating an 8 or above on a 1-10 scale
After the success of our off-campus composting program, Campus Composting applied for and received a Green Fund Grant for their RGGRC Composting Initiative, an opt-in composting program for residents of Renee Granville-Grossman Commons residential hall. We’re excited to continue working with The Urban Canopy, a local composting hauler we work with for our off campus composting program. The program will begin in Spring Quarter 2022.
Our revised model is based off of a successful “opt in” program at Loyola that offers compost buckets and a weekly drop off location for all students, living on and off campus, as well as faculty members.
“An enormous portion of the waste that you create individually is food waste…both on and off-campus composting programs could divert so much of UChicago’s total waste output.”
- Co-Project Group Leader Andre Dang (in The Chicago Maroon)