After figuring out how to identify a compostable, I had to learn the hardest part of composting: where to put it. Compost bins are spread all over campus, but can be hard to find. This is because most buildings place their compost bins in the bathrooms, where they are sure to catch high quantities of compostable paper towels. It took me quite some time to build the habit of taking the few extra steps to reach the bathroom compost. Now, it is second nature to collect all my food scraps and compostable plastics and take it to the bathroom. Select buildings, such as the UMC, have compost bins next to the trash and recycling with clear signs on what to put in each bin. When beginning your journey through composting at CU, this is a great place to start in order to build knowledge on what goes in each bin. Off-campus composting should also be available at every house and apartment in Boulder. If your house or apartment does not have landfill, recycling, and compost bins, contact your landlord! Finally, it is important to know that compostable plastics and papers are not recyclable. If you have a number seven plastic and composting is not available, be sure to throw it in the landfill bin. Compostable plastics are common contaminants in the recycling process and too many can make recycling unusable.