Cornell Waste Management Institute
The goal of the 1998 Cornell Waste Management Institute project (Composting Food Wastes: Education and Technical Assistance for Businesses and Institutions) was to increase the capacity to compost the tremendous amount of food scraps produced in New York State. To this end, several things were accomplished through this project. Educational materials were developed and disseminated in a user-friendly form, a workshop was conducted, and pilot projects initiated. Through this project, institutions and businesses learned to divert and compost food scraps.
Specific Case Studies included in this are: Camp Loyaltown, Cayuga Nature Center, Cornell University, Keene Central School and Mohawk Valley Community College. As these were written in 1998, some or all of the sites may either not exist anymore or may have changed what they are doing. However, the education and instruction from this project has contributed to more and more facilities in NYS composting food scraps and other organics. Please visit CWMI's compost facility map at https://compost.css.cornell.edu/maps.html
This project was funded in part by Empire State Development Office of Recycling Market Development. 1998
composting; food scraps; case studies