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Compost Happens

Compost Happens

What is Compost Happens?

Compost Happens poster

“Compost Happens" is the educational campaign created by Sustain U to support the University Student Union’s (USU) composting program. The program was implemented after Sustain U's waste audit conducted in 2012. The audit identified that 50% of waste going to the landfill from the USU was food waste and biodegradable material, which could be diverted through composting. The campaign began on Earth Day, 2014, and has since diverted thousands of pounds of waste from landfills, reducing tons of carbon waste and overall greenhouse gas emissions as a result. Campaign awareness is brought to the CSULB community through Sustain U members and volunteer “Trash Talkers,” who promote and educate the campus community on the compost program throughout the USU.

Trash Talkers

Trash Talker Goals

  1. Engage students in the USU in conversation about waste diversion
  2. Inform students about composting and its benefits
  3. Explain how to sort waste properly into the 4 stream bin system in the USU

All Trash Talkers will receive a FREE “Compost Happens” T-shirt and a reusable utensil kit!

Be a Part of the Team

Volunteer Today

Or attend one of our bi-weekly meetings every other Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: USU-304 or USU-306


Room USU-238


(As of Summer 2017)
Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm



Suggestions for Sustainability

Sustain U greatly appreciates any and all suggestions, comments or concerns related to creating and maintaining sustainability intiatives to help make the University Student Union do its part in making CSULB a more environmentally friendly community.