Composting at Stonehill

Stonehill composts food scraps, both pre and post-consumer, from Roche Dining Commons and the Holy Cross Center cafeteria. Stonehill's dining company, Sodexo, composts all pre-consumer scraps including cooking oil, vegetable scraps, and coffee grounds. Students compost post-consumer items such as fruits, vegetables, and salad scraps. All scraps are retrieved and delivered to the farm where it is used to enrich soil and nurture crops.

What is compostable?

Compostable Not Compostable
fruits and vegetables (raw or cooked) meat and fat
tea bags dairy
coffee grounds and filters oils
bread, cereal, rice, pasta, and other grains liquids
eggs and eggshells recyclable materials (glass, metal, plastic)
  bleached and/or inked paper products
  cleaning products/chemcals
  "compostable" plates, cups, and cutlery


Where can I compost?

There are composting bins located in Roche Dining Commons that are available to all students, faculty, and employees. There are also composting bins located in the Holy Cross Center available to those who reside in the building. 

Can I compost if I live in a residence hall?

Unfortunately, we currently do not have a system in place for you to compost within your residence hall, however, please feel free to bring your scraps to the Roche Dining Commons to compost there.