Binghamton University Compost Organic Garden

The Binghamton University Compost Organic Garden Demonstration Project is a student driven initiative funded in part through a National Wildlife Federation Fellowship and Physical Facilities. The primary intent of the project is to promote composting and organic gardening through active demonstrations.

The garden consists of a bio-intensive mini-farm, compost crops, and a children's garden (in the design phase) A 50 tree orchard was planted in Fall ‘06. Other sites with "Organic" info:

Dining Hall Composting

All dining halls at Binghamton University are involved in composting kitchen prep material. The scrap food is collected and composted on a local farm. Once composted, the material is returned to the University and used in a variety of areas by the grounds department.

Other Programs

Confidential Shredding

The University continually evaluates its confidential shredding program and has placed confidential, locked shred bins at locations across campus. The program includes designated weeks each year when the campus is asked to focus on proper disposal of confidential or sensitive information. Contact  with any questions or concerns. Additional information about data security can be found on the Information Technology Services website.


Move Out Week

The office of resource management organizes the collection of unopened food when students leave after the spring semesters. Bins are located in residential communities and students can donate unopened food items they don't plan to take home. Each year, tons of food is collected and donated to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW).


Colleges and universities across the country compete to see who can recycle and reduce the most waste over a twelve week period. More information about the program is here.

America Recycles Day

Educational activities and demonstrations take place on campus to encourage various recycling efforts. This event takes place in the fall semester as part of a nationwide event.

Earth Day

A number of displays and educational activities take place at this yearly outdoor event commemorating Earth Day.

Last Updated: 7/14/14