Confluence Health has partnered with Winton Manufacturing, a composting service based in Leavenworth, to process food scraps from the 1,500 meals one of their hospitals prepares.
“Anything we can do to keep things a bit greener is always a good thing,” reflected Mike Miller, a cook at the Central Campus kitchen. “Composting is a great start.”
To get things kicked off and running, the kitchen at Confluence Health Hospital Central Campus has focused on composting pre-consumer waste. This is the material that would have otherwise gone in the trash from preparing meals, the tops of tomatoes, lettuce leaves that don’t make the cut, the insides of bell peppers, eggshells and even some paper products.
The staff involved have been extremely passionate and supportive of the efforts as it has gotten underway. So far, the kitchen at Central Campus has been collecting two 96-galon totes per week, and Confluence Health hopes to expand this program to its other locations. Read the full release here. (Daniel Pérez)