SIUC facility transforms dining hall waste into compost

Read the full story in the Southern Illinoisian.

Every day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s dining halls, hundreds of pounds of food go uneaten.

The SIU Forced Air Composting Facility on Pleasant Hill Road, now in its second year in production, offers an elegant solution: Over a period of several weeks, student workers transform food waste into nutrient-rich compost, which is then used as landscaping material on campus.

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