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Compost facility sows seeds of sustainability at MU

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 11:20 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — With students’ help, food waste from MU’s dining halls is avoiding the landfill.

Since November, unused food scraps have made their way to MU’s Bradford Research Center, where they are mixed with bedding material from the university’s horse farm.

MU Campus Dining Services has teamed up with the research center by sending bags of food waste from the dining halls to the compost facility for processing. In a cycle of food renewal, this dining hall food waste is turned into compost, which is used to grow vegetables that return to the dining halls.

MU students are involved in every step of the composting process, Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the research center, said. MU students transport food waste to the facility, 4968 Rangeline Road, and help research composting and marketing techniques.


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