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Warren Wilson, a college with a longstanding history of environmental stewardship, has been named the home of an Outstanding Composting or Organics Recycling Program in the Carolinas by the Carolina Recycling Association.
The Warren Wilson composting program is run by student workers as part of the college’s 25 student Recycling Crew. Their composting operation utilizes a Greendrum, a self-contained composter that deals with food waste from the two campus cafeterias. The drum consists of a chopper/mixer, auger conveyor, electric motor and insulated rotating drum which allows control over temperature, moisture, and oxygen. It is able to compost meat, dairy and cooked food as well as raw vegetable waste.
The award recognizes excellence in the following criteria: “demonstrated waste reduction; an education component; full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulators; and documented end use of compost accompanied by laboratory analysis of component.”
The Carolina Recycling Association is a nonprofit composed of large corporations, small businesses, local and state government agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who are dedicated to promoting and supporting recycling and waste reduction endeavors.
For more information on recycling at Warren
Wilson, see http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~recycle.