ARC Now Composts!

Welcome to the Fall semester!

I wanted to send out an update on our composting efforts here at American River College. After a little more than year of beginning this project, I am happy to report that yesterday Waste Management delivered bins to the Culinary Program in Fine & Applied Arts and to Aramark’s Cafeteria in the Student Center so that we can begin diverting pre- & post-consumer compostable material from our land fills as mandated by Assembly Bill 341.
This bill requires that institutions our size have a 75% diversion rate by 2020, and with your help by informing students and modeling this behavior we will be able to meet this goal. I was surprised to see what was acceptable for both our compost & recycle bins, which is why I made this signage up…


If you have any questions, or would like more information on these efforts, please feel free to hit the reply (to me) button and I’ll be happy to discuss it further.
As a reminder, Printing Services will be a collection point for all of your used light bulbs / batteries / printer or copier toner & ink jet cartridges so please don’t throw those into our land fill receptacles. In fact, through a partnership with T3 Office Recycling Solutions those spent cartridges earn us money to be able to purchase signage & (soon) more recycle bins for the campus.

If you haven’t done so, check out our website at to get your Green Office Program Acorn 1 certificate:


and be sure to get connected with the links below for more information as it happens and to be a part of the conversation.

…welcome back all!