Haverford is committed to sustainable disposal of as much of its food waste as possible. As of August 2019, College uses an aerobic digester (named "Munchy Crunchy, Grinds Up Your Lunchy") to process pre and post-consumer food waste from the Dining Center, as well as pre-consumer food waste from the COOP.
Haverford College Dining Services is committed to providing the most environmentally friendly dining program possible and one that supports the Haverford Community.
The Dining Center utilizes our aerobic digester to process all pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste. Pre-consumer food waste from the COOP is also digested.
We recycle in both the Dining Center and The Coop, and provide recycling at all of our outdoor special events. In our offices, napkins and paper are made from recycled paper, to reduce waste, and all print cartridges are recycled.
Local Product Sourcing
Currently the Dining Center purchases local dairy products and breads, as well as local fruits, vegetables, and meats whenever possible.
Fair Trade Coffees & Teas
With featured meatless options, patrons may choose to participate in this global campaign to go meatless one day a week for their health and the health of the planet.
The Dining Center uses ceramic plates and mugs, reusable cups, and metal silverware for in house service to minimize disposable waste.
Reusable OZZI take-out containers have replaced disposal take-out containers, diverting thousands of clamshell containers from the waste stream each year.
Trayless dining helps cut food waste, conserve water, and reduces energy consumption.
Full and part time employees in Dining Services are paid above the living wage for the Philadelphia area.
Dining Services partners with the Committee for Environmental Responsibility to identify opportunities for sustainable practices within our operation.
Our dining operations use Ecolab cleaning chemicals in concentrates, used with auto-diluting systems and reusable spray bottles, reducing shipping and disposal needs.
Waste Oil Pickup
The waste oil from our dining halls is picked up to find its second life as bio-diesel.