Compost and Divert Waste Away from Landfills


Several curriculums talk about diverting waste away from the landfill, but other than recycling, composting seems too daunting to do, unless provided the opportunity. Therefore, we hope to provide students and staff at the school and amongst the community the opportunity to easily collect compostable materials and drop them off at the school.


A 280 L compost collection bin will be rotated between our MPR lunch room and the foods lab where students learn to cook, with posters educating the school body what can and can’t be composted. Further “homeroom” meetings will provide for more opportunities to educate students on how they can collect materials from home and bring them to the school collection bin. Right now, we are currently the only school in our community that is composting, but by making this a successful pilot project, we hope to encourage other schools to follow our lead.

Reflection & Celebration

This project just started, but already, several staff are excited about connecting it to their curriculum and the foods lab has already identified multiple items that would normally be thrown in the garbage. Students are surprised to find out what can actually be composted instead of thrown in the landfill.

3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
15. Life on Land
What is your vision for Canada?
Share your vision and action today
Submit Project