Food is prepared in SVSU kitchens for various university
functions and to feed students.

Food waste, ranging from coffee grounds to pineapple
skins, are commonly thrown away. At SVSU, waste is
set aside as food for our worms. In 1995, the US EPA
estimated that 96 million pounds of food were wasted.
Read more about food waste here.

When preparation of food is complete all waste is put
into buckets and brought to the greenhouse for our
worms to eat. Approximately 50 to 100 pounds of food
waste is collected by Dining Services every day.

Do you want to get involved and learn how to compost with worms?
Click here to join the 2008 Can-o-Worms Challenge!