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Recycling & Composting Organic Waste
Organic waste from food scraps, as well as lawn and yard trimmings, accounts for at least one third of school garbage. Schools can save significantly on their waste hauling budgets by recycling and composting organic waste.

Composting is a natural way to recycle. Children learn about ecology, biology and waste reduction through basic composting: brown or green waste and/or vermi-composting… composting with worms!

If composting on-site is not feasible, you can contract with a local hauler to collect food scraps and yard waste and still get the benefits of waste reduction. Please see our Resource Directory for a listing of local haulers and other food waste / composting service providers.