Sustainability

Composting

CSU is committed to sustainability in its operations and purchasing. That’s why we’re switching from disposable plastic to 100% plant based compostable tableware!

Starting in February 2018, whenever you book catering though CSU Dining, you’ll automatically receive compostable cups, plates, and utensils with your order at no extra charge.

We are trialing a collection process for compostable materials in the Student Center. Events in this location will receive compost bins. All food waste, cups, plates, utensils and napkins can be placed in these bins.

All organic waste will be composted by Full Cycle Organics in East Cleveland and will turn back into rich soil in less than two weeks! Some of this compost will be returned to the CSU landscape as mulch and soil amendments!

This initiative is a partnership between the Office of Sustainability, CSU Dining, Student Affairs, FAST and Conference Services.

Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Event hosts – view a sample announcement you can share with your guests.

Learn more about planning a green event in the CSU Green Event Guide.

Compost bin Full Cycle Organics

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