SIUC turns uneaten food into landscaping material

Southern Illinois University Carbondale . (File Photo)

Southern Illinois University is turning hundreds of pounds of uneaten dining hall food into compost.

The school has a program to transfer as much as a ton of food scraps-a-week to a composing facility.

Once the food is there, student workers mix it with manure from the school's hog and horse farm.

Then it's transformed to compost that's used as campus landscaping material.

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