The University’s composting vendor, Cedar Grove Composting, accepts only those items that have passed testing by the Compost Manufacturing Alliance.
What is acceptable
- Compostable items at Housing and Food Services dining locations.
- Compostable items from Bay Laurel Catering.
- Cedar Grove products.
- Cedar Grove’s commercially accepted items.
- Office Depot’s Compostable Foodware in ARIBA.
What is not acceptable
Products labeled as “compostable” or “biodegradable” that are not approved. These items cannot be composted or recycled and must be put into the garbage.
Green Events Guide
Looking for compostable serviceware for an event? Check out UW Sustainability’s Green Events Guide. It lists tips for sustainable practices during your event, including what to do throughout the planning process (before, during and after the event) and small things to remember like paperless invites, sustainable food vendors and clearly marked waste bins.