GW Compost

Divert food waste from the landfill by participating in GW’s compost drop-off program. Trained student Compost Educators manage a collection site on Tabling Row in Kogan Plaza that is open to all students, staff, and faculty who wish to participate.  We recommend storing compostable waste in a sealed container in your freezer between drop offs. 

GW Compost Educators are also available to providing composting services at university events.  

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Compost Drop Off Schedule 

  • Mondays, Fridays 9AM - 12PM
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays 1PM - 4PM
  • Saturdays 11AM - 1PM

Acceptable materials for composting are organic products including:

  • fruit and vegetable scraps
  • bread
  • eggshells
  • meat
  • bones
  • dairy products
  • tea bags (without staples)
  • pizza boxes
  • soiled cardboard (without tape)
  • any product labeled BPI certified compostable

If you are unsure that an item can be composted through our program, bring it to the compost collection table, where trained volunteers will be happy to answer any questions. As always, when in doubt, we encourage that questionable materials be thrown out to avoid contamination of our compost stream. 

For more information on composting in Washington D.C., check out our D.C. Compost Guide (PDF).