Campus Scrapes for Table Scraps

Going Organic When It Comes to Recycling
At Westminster’s dining halls students scrape their plates into containers bound for the compost heap instead of dumping food into a garbage can. It’s all part of a campus composting project headed up by retired professor Clarence Harms. Some call him the king of compost at Westminster-but it’s all good nature fun.

Dr. Harms works hard promoting recycling at the dining halls and in the classrooms by collecting paper products for recycling as well. Last year’s composting efforts reclaimed nearly 90 tons of waste materials that will turn back into productive soil. Nearly five tons of that waste material came from the campus dining halls while 56 tons came from fall leave collection from the borough.

Dr. Harms talks one on one about this project with The County Line’s Sky Yaple in this week’s edition of “County Close Up.” You can click the video window above and watch the interview. You can also link here to find out more about the campus composting project underway at Westminster’s field station.


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