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The EAP is excited to announce that Haas Hall Bentonville will be parenting with Foodloops, a local composting organization in NWA. Foodloops’ mission is to create a closed-loop system by recycling food waste and reducing the amount of food that enters landfills. With the food waste collected, they create compost and sustainable fertilizers for local growers and residents.

There will be a red compost bin located in the commons every day at lunch in which everyone is encouraged to dispose of their food waste. This waste will then be collected each week by the Foodloops organization and will be taken to a composting site.

It will take time to learn how much food waste our campus creates, but, for now, we plan to have the bin out each day and taken out at the end of each week. If, however, it turns out that we create more or less waste than expected, we will revisit our pick-up schedule and/or number of bins.

If you would like to use the Foodloops bin, it is very important to know what is–and what is not–allowed in the bin.

Please note: No plastics, raw meat, trash, disposable gloves, metal, wrappers, bottles, cans, or other materials are allowed in the bin.

The bin is only for food waste, such as:
– Vegetables
– Fruits
– Fruit and vegetable scraps (avocado skins, banana peels, apple cores, melon rinds)
– Nut shells
– Cooked meats
– Breads / grains
– Coffee grounds
– Other food waste or scraps

Composting is such a wonderful way to make a positive impact on the environment, so please feel free to use the composting bin to your advantage to divert your food waste from landfill.

Thank you in advance to those who participate in this project!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to julia.mizner@haashall.org.

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