College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Compost in Offices
Faculty and staff can compost in their offices or breakrooms with Iowa City's local compost vendors. Learn how with this step-by-step process!
First, check with others who share your office space and your office manager to be sure that the compost bin will not be disruptive. If sharing the compost bin with other staff, check that all composters will use the bin correctly to prevent contamination.
Notify your Building Coordinator and your Custodial Supervisor so they are aware of the new service and are able to advise you of any policies/procedures that must be followed in your building.
Find a compost disposal option that best fits your needs.
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If not supplied with a compost collection bin, find a bucket or container with a tight fitting lid, and stock up on compostable bags. Be sure the bin is well labeled so users can identify it. Place signage of what can/can't be composted on or near the bin.
Place compostable materials in your bucket. To minimize odors and pests, consider keeping your bucket in the refrigerator.
If you run into problems, consult our FAQ page.