Vancouver School Board rolls out compost program
Take it from the students of King George Secondary School, compost is cool! (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Vancouver School Board is rolling out a district-wide composting program to teach kids how to sort compostable products, mixed materials and garbage destined for landfills.
The district says that by Jan. 1, 2015, all of the city’s 110 elementary and secondary schools are expected to have their own composting programs. Three schools already have them and the others are expected to have them installed beginning in September.
It’s estimated up to 90% of school waste could be diverted away from landfills, the school district said.
“That could lead to the diversion of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste from the landfills in the future,” said Kevin Millsip, VSB sustainability co-ordinator.