Composting, reusable to-go containers come to Marietta College

Students embrace "green" changes.

Before Marietta College's dining service started its composting initiative in January, Rumpke picked up three Dumpsters a week from behind Gilman Dining Hall.

"But now they only do it two times a week," said Zena Maggitti, director of 5th Street Dining.

Sorting food and paper waste so it is used for composting rather than ending up with the rest of the trash is one of multiple green initiatives the dining service, called 5th Street Dining and run by Chartwells, has undertaken in 2012.