The 2016 Waste Audit highlighted the need for composting to increase at the University. A new waste collection plan has been drafted, and the summer of 2017 will see the initial implementation of this audit, with two waste audits planned, one at the beginning of the roll-out, and a second audit after significant education and training has been afforded to the end-users. For more information on the plan we have developed a short presentation (link below) outlining the what, when, where and how.

UFV is developing a new system to make composting convenient, clean and standardized. There are many benefits to composting, and with new legislature coming into effect to reduce organics in waste, now is the time to get in the habit of composting. 

 What can be composted? 

  • fruit and vegetable scraps
  • tea and coffee grounds
  • food leftovers
  • paper towel 
  • compostable packaging, plates, cups, utensils from cafeteria (Dana Food Services)
  • Fair Grounds hot beverage cups
  • paper sleeves for hot beverages

Please don't compost:

  • plastics
  • metal
  • glass 
  • copy paper or cardboard 
  • wax-lined cups or jugs 
    • Tim Horton's and Starbucks: NOT compostable
    • Fair Grounds Cafe, Cafeteria Cups: Compostable

Update: Paper Towel Composting

As of May 27, 2016, C building has paper towel composting in the washrooms. Paper towel is an end of life product and can be composted along with other food scraps. Please only put paper towel and food waste in these bins. 

Contact Information

Patrick Harrison

Chair of the Centre for Sustainability

1-888-504-7441 ext. 4348

Abbotsford A Building Room 317


Mailing Address

Patrick Harrison

Chair of the Centre for Sustainability

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road

Abbotsford, British Columbia

V2S 7M8

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