Recycling & Waste Management

Gain Some Composting Composure - Take Some Action

Composting is an important way to avoid sending large amounts of organic waste to landfills. New York City alone produces one-million tons of organic material per year. Instead of shipping away biodegradable waste, you can put it into a designated area on the school property or on a nearby property. Therefore, it helps preserve the life of the landfills so they don’t fill up so fast. But, composting has many other benefits, which you can learn more about here. For example, do you have a school garden or have plans to start one? Composting can be an effective way to fertilize your soil because it encourages helpful bacteria and fungi to grow and break down soil material into humus.

How to do it

To learn how to set up a successful composting system at your school, check out these resources… Know the laws

Make sure to check with state laws for composting regulations applicable to your school because most states regulate composting procedures. For more on this, click here.

What you can and cannot compost