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Your food makes good dirt

May 2013
compost soilComposting food scraps creates nutrient rich soil which can help nourish our farmlands. NU has collected more than 204 tons of food for composting since the spring of 2012. NuCuisine staff in dining halls and Norris collect food preparation scraps, plate waste, and leftovers that can’t be donated. After the material is collected, it is delivered to a local compost facility. The compost material is then used in farming and landscape operations.

Composting essentially recycles the nutrients in food waste, which then nourishes the growth of fruits and vegetables. The use of compost reduces the amount of fertilizer and chemicals needed to grow crops and reduces pollution in our waterways.