The Sustainability Office will provide an indoor collection bucket to your section or house, as well as posters on how to sort your compost. If it isn't already in place, the Office will also site and set up the outdoor composter, and maintain it year round by stirring it.
Generally speaking, grain products, fruits and vegetables, plant clippings, egg shells, coffee grounds and tea bags can all go in a backyard composter.
It is up to the people in your area to decide who will empty the indoor compost bucket into the outdoor composter. The bucket should be emptied at least once per week, and kept with its lid tightly shut.
Talk to other people in your section, including your RA, to see how many people would be interested in composting and make sure everyone understands the responsibility they're taking on, and that they're okay with having a compost bucket in a common area. Once you are set up with the bins, the Sustainability Office can do an interactive presentation to familiarize people with composting at Guelph.
If you would like to request a composter for your residence, contact the Composting Co-ordinator at compost[AT]pr.uoguelph.ca or x58129.
We now have 22 compost bins distributed across campus, accessible to all members of the campus community. Refer to the Composting Lists to see what can and can't go in your composter.