Organic waste disposal

Sustainability at Brock

Organic waste disposal

Organic based food waste is collected currently at the following cafeterias for composting by a third part contractor and disposed off site: Schmon Tower, DeCew, Student Centre, and Lowenberger. The food waste is placed in 32 gallon totes on wheels which are transported daily to exterior collection points.

As a natural extension of our current organic collection program in the cafeterias (both behind the counter in the kitchen & prep areas as well as in front of the counter on the consumer end) we have extended this program to staff and faculty lunch rooms in the Schmon Tower.

The Schmon tower was chosen as a test building for this extension of organic service. The organic containers will be lined with a biodegradable bag and will be emptied, cleaned and relined by custodial staff as required. Look for these containers which will be arriving shortly in these lunch rooms:

ST 112, 113, 213, 300C, 1123, 1210 and 1340F

During the 2010 Non Hazardous Waste Audit, it was discovered that approximately 50% of waste sent to landfill was organic material. In an effort to improve the organic capture rate, we are asking you to participate in this program and help Brock University improve our overall waste diversion rate.


  • Fruits (including scraps, peels)
  • Vegetables (including scraps, peels)
  • Meat (raw and cooked)
  • Shellfish (raw and cooked)
  • Fish products (raw and cooked)
  • Bones
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags and loose tea
  • Candies, cookies, cake
  • Baking ingredients
  • Herbs and spices
  • Nuts
  • Sauces
  • Soiled napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Wooden stir sticks
  • Toothpicks

Not acceptable:

  • Plastic
  • Styrofoam
  • Wax Paper
  • Coffee Cups
  • Glass
  • Tetra packs
  • Frozen juice containers
  • Cooking fat
  • Cooking oil
  • Metal
  • Saran wrap
  • Jam packets
  • Milk creamers
  • Straws


"Waste not — organics recycling at Brock" - The Brock News

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