BYU Dining Services and BYU Grounds Maintenance have teamed up to keep BYU campus a more beautiful, earth-friendly place.
It all began 15 years ago when BYU Dining Services and Hobart Corporation created a system that turns food waste into fertilizer that is used on campus. This system saves BYU more than $50,000 a year.
Chris Justice, marketing manager for BYU Dining Services, explained how the system helps dining services and grounds. [media-credit name=”Sarah Shepherd” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]
“All food waste, and paper and cardboard waste is put into the pulper systems in the area,” Justice said in a press release. “It is then picked up by BYU Grounds and made into a compost that is used throughout campus.”
This procedure benefits both BYU Grounds and BYU Dining Services making BYU a leader in collegiate recycling. In fact, less waste goes to landfills from BYU than any other school with a similar sized dining program.
This recycling system is one way BYU Grounds Maintenance fulfills their mission to do their part to create an inspiring outdoor setting for all faculty, employees, students and visitors to BYU.
Christian Boekweg, a junior who works for BYU Grounds, said the system has really changed the way campus is maintained.
“It’s beautiful,” Boekweg said. “It’s really organized and it’s made huge strides and bounds in the last few years.”