This is not new. VCU in Viginia has been doing it for over a year as
have Universities in the Midwest.
As a group you should petition UF's Physical Plant Division and/or
other adminstrative authorities to do something similar.
Note, however, that aerobic composting is not as green as you might
think when you consider the energy imputs of the fossil fueled windrow
On 4/20/12, Graunke,Ryan E <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello BESTers,
> As many of you know, or can imagine, large universities produce an
> enormous amount of food waste from their dining halls. It may be a
> daunting task to reduce or recycle this food waste, but it is far from
> impossible. The University of Tennessee (one of our top SEC rivals) is
> now composting food waste from several of its campus dining locations.
> In one day alone around 1,100 pounds of food waste is collected. By
> comparison, a study I did in 2008 found that Broward Dining Hall (one of
> two dining halls here at UF) produces about 600 pounds a day. The food
> waste is then composted in windrows, which produces about 100,000 pounds
> of compost annually. So, the take-home message here is that if UT can
> do it, UF can do it even better.
> Have a great weekend and Happy Earth Day,
> UT recycles food, creates compost
> The Daily Beacon
> Christie Elwin
> April 19, 2012