After years of planning, the Office of Sustainability initiated an on-site food scraps composting demonstration project in September 2018 to support the sustainability goals and research and education missions of Princeton University.
Called the Sustainable Composting Research at Princeton (S.C.R.A.P.) Lab, the demonstration project involves using a Model 1000 in-vessel composting system developed by the company FOR Solutions to convert campus food scraps into a nutrient-rich soil amendment for campus grounds. Additionally, the project supports academic research around food scraps conversion which is a topic of growing interest that can benefit from more applied testing and performance assessment while federal and state targets increasingly call for drastic cuts in wasted food.
Although this project involves the collaboration of many staff across multiple departments, the student operational team is responsible for the weekly loading and off-loading of the composting system.
For more information about the S.C.R.A.P. Lab Operational Assistants, visit the Blog.
SCRAP Lab Operational Assistants
Kiley Coates ‘20
Milan Eldridge '20
Christian Hernandez ‘22
Joe Kawalec ‘21
Roy Kim '22
Reese Knopp ‘23
Maya McHugh ‘22
Chloé Vettier GS
Wesley Wiggins ‘21