What do I do with...?

Seattle University makes on-campus composting easy. All to-go ware is made out of compostable plant-derived plastic or paper. Check out the list below of what can go in SU's compost bins.

  • Any food waste
  • Grab-and-go food packaging with the ‘Express’ or ‘Bon Appetit’ logos from campus cafes and catering
  • Plant-derived plastic disposable utensils, cups, and straws from campus cafes and catering
  • All paper to-go ware from campus restaurants and catering
  • Tea bags
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Grass, weeds, and leaves
  • Houseplants
  • EXCEPTIONS: Most coffee cups from off-campus cafes go in the recycling bin because they are plastic lined or made with non-compostable glues. Ask a barista if cups are compostable, or use your own resuable mug!

Don't see what you're looking for? Contact Eric Elliott, Recycling Coordinator, (206) 296-6459, or check out a flyer with more information from Seattle Public Utilities. 

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