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Dorrill Dining Hall
Dining Services' sustainable features include:
- In 2008, the dining hall went trayless, reducing food waste by nearly two-thirds, and conserving water, chemicals, and energy used to sanitize the trays. The trays were sold for donations, raising more than $1,000 for the local food pantry FACES.
- The grease from the fryers is recycled into chicken feed, dog food, and biodiesel fuel.
- In 2009, a food waste pulper was installed in the dining hall. Food waste pulpers grind up food waste similar to a garbage disposal and then extract the moisture, producing a semi-dry organic pulp ideal for composting. The organic pulp is composted with landscaping debris and wood ash from the heating plant, and the finished compost is used on campus grounds.
- The water in both dishwashers is self-contained and re-circulated; they are filled only twice a day.
- Fair Trade and organic coffee is proudly served in Java City and the dining hall.
- The napkin dispensers are placed on the tables, as opposed to the end of the serving line, reducing waste and saving money.