Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I compost?
A:
If you have a kitchen in your housing unit you can compost. There are over 350 residential units at Wesleyan that can compost! These units are: Woodframes, Senior Fauver, Hi/Lo-rise, Apartments, Graduate Residences, and All Program Houses.

Q: Can I compost if I live in a residential hall?
A:
We currently do not have a system in place for you to compost, however if your residential hall wants to compost we can help you do that. Please email wesleyancompost@gmail.com and we can work with you to integrate your residential hall into your system!

Q: What do I need to compost?
A:
You just need a 5-gallon bucket! If you do not have one, but would like to compost please email wesleyancompost@gmail.com and we can provide you with a 5-gallon bucket and some basic information about how the composting system works.

Q: What can I compost?
A:
Tea bags, coffee grounds, cereals, grains, breads, fruits, vegetables, peels, cores, and eggshells.
    Note: Please avoid composting overly processed grains and breads such as cooked pasta.

Q: What can't I compost?
A:
Meat, dairy, oils, liquids, and non-organic items (plastic, metal, Styrofoam, etc.)

Q: Where is my compost container located?
A:
See map on Wesleyan Student Composting

Q: But, I'm too lazy to compost!
A: Not true! Composting at Wesleyan is just as easy as taking out the trash! See presentation below on how to compost.

Google Presentation