The Messiah Grounds Services department recycles all grounds waste
generated on campus. All grass and plant clippings, sheared shrub
clippings, leaves and old mulch are hauled to a secluded on-campus
location and composted for future use on beds, athletic fields, new
plantings and turf. At any one time, we generally have a "dump" pile, a
"cooking" pile and a "ready-to-use" pile which has been screened to
remove trash, stones and any other undesirables.
All wood from fallen or removed branches, shrubs and
trees is chipped yearly by an outside vendor and usedon trails and
under trees and wooded areas around campus.
Recycling all campus grounds waste makes good sense and
provides the campus with its own compost, top dress material and wood
chips. If you have any questions concerning this program contact the
Grounds Services Manager at 691-6011.