Composting at Mcphee
- Alex Hyde, Mcphee Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Physical Activity Participation, Teamwork
Starting in August of 2017, our school now composts its food. Without the compost program, organic waste from our school would be sent to the landfill. This can be bad for the environment. Instead of sending this organic food to the landfill, it is turned into a valuable product for our community. Items that are composted include: All L food scraps: fruits, vegetables, bread, dairy, meat, bones. Paper products: Straw wrappers, bowls, napkins, cups, plates. Other compostable materials: Milk cartons, plant-based bowls and dishes Since our school has started composting, we have eliminated about fifty percent of our waste that used to go to the landfill.