Yard Waste and Food Waste

NEW: University of Miami Dining Halls are composting with Compost 4 Life!


Visit Compost 4 Life facility in South Dade

Green Waste

Part of our landscaping grass, leaves, clippings, pruning, branches and other plant debris are composted and used as mulch onsite, the rest is sent to a local mulching facility. 

Learn more about our Coffee Ground for Plants program
A great partnership between Students, Green U, UM Dining and Starbucks at Richter Library. Learn more

Food Waste

Composting in the Garden:
The Sustainability Garden in the Arboretum host a compost site. Food waste collected from selected Farmers market vendors and University Village residents is turn into soil that is used directly by the garden. Learn more

We recycle more than 15,000 Lbs of Used Cooking Oil a year:
According to the National Renderers Association, the North American rendering industry renders and recycles approximately 59 billion pounds of inedible animal by-products annually. In addition, the production of end utilization of biofuels through cooking oil recycling is growing more important year by year. Learn more about Food Recovery