For 58 years, Campus Dining has been making campus food in a tunnel system underneath 19 Metro Station.
The issue arose because students placed too many non-compostable items into the on-campus compost bins.
Campus Dining hosted an open forum to discuss healthful options at Cal Poly and how to improve dining around campus.
Currently, people on campus have a habit of throwing their items straight into the landfill, sustainability coordinator Kylee Singh said.
The Real Food Cooperative has tried to become an IRA group since last year, finally achieved its goal on Monday.