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Composting and Yard Waste

Food Waste Digester

Villanova has two separate yet equally important composting programs: yard waste composting and food waste composting.

Yard waste on campus is composted by the Grounds Department.  All dead leaves and plant matter are composted on campus and used as soil amendments in the landscaping operations.

Food waste composting is carried out in the major dining halls on campus.  In this program, pre-consumer food waste is collected and transported off site to a 3rd party composting facility. The image above shows our new digesters that will be used to process food waste on campus.