We encourage students to reduce landfill space by disposing of their leftovers in one of our eco stations; you'll find designated sections for garbage, recycling, and composting. Small changes = big results!
We're proud to work with Compost Montreal, who have helped us compost 196,197 liters of diverted compostable material in the 2015-2016 academic school year alone. Eco stations allow students to sort their leftovers by either landfill, recycling, or compost. Find eco stations at the following dining halls: CS, RVC, NRH and BMH.
From enriching the soil to helping prevent pollution, there are numerous benefits to composting.
Sorting your trash with eco stations
Located in Carrefour Sherbrooke, New Residence, Bishop Mountain Hall, and Royal Victoria College dining halls, our Eco Stations make it simple and convenient for dining hall visitors to reduce unnecessary waste production by sorting compostable organics, paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and landfill.
Behind the scenes, we sort too!
In 2017-2018 our composting figures are: 238 tonnes of organic waste diverted from the landfill. 101,230 litres of agricultural grade soil created, and 207 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reduced.
Waste Education Program
Every September, we hire and train 30 students to help first year residence students get accustomed with the waste sorting system in the dining halls. Every Dining Hall is equipped with an Ecostation with 4 waste streams: Landfill, compost, recycling and liquids. At the end of their meal, the waste educators will guide students towards developing the correct sorting habits. This initiative has had considerable impact on the quality of our compost and recycling. In other words, there are less “errors” as to which type of waste goes in what bin (e.g. a non-contaminated compost bin is only filled with organic or compostable waste).