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Marshall University opens first commercial composting facility in West Virginia

4/21/2023

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University opened the first commercial composting facility in West Virginia with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.

“What an incredible milestone moment,” said Brad D. Smith, the university’s president. “This is a 15-year effort in the making, and what I love is that the idea of sustainability here at Marshall was student-led.”

The composting facility was designed and is operated by the university’s sustainability department.

The digester has the capacity to compost eight tons of organic waste per day, lowering the university’s carbon footprint and saving thousands of dollars in waste haul fees, according to department head Amy Parsons-White.

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