The Compost Bin Project

YSEC x Peels & Wheels Composting

The Compost Bin Project aims to expand access to composting services at Yale and encourage individual initiative in sustainability through organic waste diversion. We are excited to offer students a subsidized subscription plan for weekly compost pickup by Peels & Wheels, a New Haven-based compost collection operation!

NOTE: YSEC currently funds this program for off-campus Yale students in New Haven only.

For information on what materials are acceptable for composting, please visit the Peels & Wheels FAQ page here. Please email the project head Verenice Torres '24 ( for any questions.

Details & Sign-up

*Participants receive a 3.5-gallon bin with a lid for organic waste collection.

*Subsidized compost pickup will be extended for summer 2021! 

*The monthly fee will remain consistent for the duration of the program, even if you choose to skip a weekly pickup (e.g. you will be temporarily away from New Haven).

​Things to note when signing up:

  • Sign up using your email address under "Account Setup" so we can verify that you are a Yale student.

  • You will be charged $19.50 (plus tax) at the end of each month for the duration of this program.

  • Send a quick note to about your participation. You will not be able to get subsidized pickup without letting us know.