Many of our peer institutions already have robust composting programs. In an effort to continue improving our sustainability efforts at the UI, students would like to see composting services installed across campus. Additional benefits of composting include the fact that disposing compost in Iowa City costs $18.50 per ton less than disposing landfill waste, compost can be used for fertilizer on our grounds, and improved composting knowledge on campus could lead to less contamination in our recycling. There is a grant offered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP) that could help fund a composting program on our campus.