Middlebury Dining Services is committed to providing healthy, fresh, sustainable and local options whenever possible.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality and best tasting food to our students as well as to create a dining experience that engages with our community and our environment. We source local foods whenever possible and are expanding our sustainable oprations every day.
Through collaboration with Facilities Management, Dining composts nearly 300 tons of food waste every year that is then turned into compost for use in campus greenhouses, gardens and soil amendment. Approximately 99% of pre-consumer food waste—food prep scraps, packaging, trim, paper towels and cardboard—are composted, as well as post-consumer food residuals, plate waste and napkins. Plate waste is also run through a pulper to remove excess water.
Learn more about our sustainable dining options, including compost and waste reduction efforts.