Yale is going green with leftovers

May 27, 2008 4:49:02 AM PDT
Yale University is learning something new about garbage.

This summer, it's going to start going green with its leftovers.

Campus officials say two tons of cafeteria food is tossed in the trash every day.

And now, all that campus garbage will be going to a composting plant to be turned into nutrient-rich soil for farms and gardens.

C.J. May, Yale's recycling coordinator, says it's "a real shame" to allow the trash to go to waste.

The Connecticut university figures composting the cafeteria leftovers will be good for the environment and perhaps save some money, too.