On Campus Composting System

UMaine has a long-standing commitment to reducing food waste through composting. In 2012, UMaine invested in a 40-foot Earth Flow In-Vessel Composting System from Green Mountain Technologies. The on-campus composting system helps UMaine divert about 400,000 lbs of food waste per year, while also providing hands-on educational opportunities to students. The compost is used across campus – at Rogers Farm, at J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, on gardens and campus landscaping, and in the UMaine Greens greenhouses. Check out more at the Composting System Initiative page.