Babson College launches waste diversion pilot program

College hopes to divert one to two tons of food waste per week.

June 17—Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass., is launching a food waste diversion pilot program this summer at Trim Dining Hall through a joint initiative between Facilities Management, Sodexo Campus Services, and the Sustainability Office, according to a press release.

Based on preliminary waste audits and observations, an expected 1-2 tons per week of food waste will be diverted from the trash at Trim Dining Hall and be hauled by EOMS Recycling to local farms to be composted into soil.

The pilot program at Trim Dining Hall is the first phase of Babson’s food waste diversion plan and will initially collect pre-consumer scraps from kitchen work stations.