Composting

UBC has a closed-loop composting system, which turns food and plant waste into compost used for landscaping right here on campus. UBC’s in-vessel composter can process five tonnes of organic waste daily, and produces compost within two weeks.

Regionally, UBC has been an early adopter of organics management and has prioritized the development of onsite composting systems. Our composting program is actively supported across campus with collection receptacles in many locations, including academic buildings, student residences and food service outlets. In 2010/11, we composted 388 tonnes of organic material.

What Can I Compost in a Green Bin at UBC?

Please refer to the What Goes Where page for a full lsiting of what is accepted at UBC.