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Concordia Composting

Help Concordia cut down on organic waste sent to the landfill. Learn what can be composted at Concordia, where to compost, and what happens to the compost at Concordia.


What to compost at Concordia

All compostable material are accepted at Concordia including animal products (meat and dairy) and compostable plastic containers and cutlery (bioplastics, PLA, compostable plastic number 7).

Download the Concordia Waste Posters (Vertical) [PDF - 223kb]
Download the Concordia Waste Posters (Horizontal) [PDF - 224kb]

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Compostable cutlery

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Compostable cups

Where to compost

Find a compost bin at the following locations:


  • LB lobby and cafeteria
  • EV S2 and 1st floor lobby
  • H 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 13th floor
  • MB S2, 1st, 4th floor
  • GM lobby
  • VA lobby
  • People's Potato (H 7th floor)
  • GN Cafeteria (Aramark)
  • Hive Cafe (SGW)
  • Cafe X (EV and VA)



  • VE-VL lobby
  • SP S2, 1st floor
  • CJ 1st floor (lobby and cafe)
  • SC cafeteria
  • G-Lounge (CC 4th floor)
  • Hive Cafe (LOY)

Find out about composting in office kitchenettes.

To request a compost bin for your event, contact x2400

What happens to the compost?

Off-site composting

Organics are picked up by an external service provider for off-site composting. See Matrec's website for more info on their composting process.

On-site composting

Want to join the conversation about on-site composting?

We had our first consultation on December 2nd, 2016. You can review the PPT presentation and read up on the minutes from the meeting.

You can still give your feedback on an optimal on-site composting system for Concordia - fill out our survey!

Get in touch at to be part of the on-site composting working group.

Spread the word!

Join the Waste Not Want Not compost collaboration

Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in spreading compost awareness on campus.

Sign up to volunteer as a Student Sustainability Ambassador or check out Waste Not Want Not for other ways to get involved!

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