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ADMINISTRATORS & FACULTY

NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2013-2014

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As an Organics Collection school, you are on the forefront of an exciting moment in NYC history!

In the 2013-2014 school year, the NYC Department of Education and Department of Sanitation are conducting an

Organics Collection program in over 300 school cafeterias and kitchens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island schools.

IN NYC SCHOOLS

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These materials will be turned into compost or renewable energy.

WHAT IS ORGANICS?

For the purpose of this Program, we refer to

organics

as

food scraps

like vegetables, meats, grains, cheeses, and fruits

soiled paper products

like napkins, brown bags, plates, and compostable trays

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A LOOK AT

ORGANICS:WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

According to the NYC Department of Sanitation, nearly 30% of all NYC's waste can be composted.

In schools, it’s closer to 40%

Organics(30%)

2004-2005 NYC

Waste Characterization Study

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLLECTING

ORGANICS?

reduce the amount of trash going to landfills

reduce export cost of waste

generate renewable energy

reduce greenhouse gas emissions

develop a valuable commodity

create local

Green Jobs

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CAFETERIA SORTING: HOW WILL IT WORK?

New stations will be set up in the cafeteria, where students will sort their lunch waste in four different components

LIQUIDSRECYCLING LANDFILL ORGANICS

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A LOOK INTO THE

ORGANICS BIN

Organic material is picked up nightly by the Department of Sanitation. It is important that the organics bins are free from contaminants like foam and plastic so materials can be properly processed.

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Sorting stations create a more organized cafeteria routine.Reduces cleanup for SchoolFood, school aides, and custodial staff by reducing litter.Reduces vermin and pest problems by having food scraps contained in a plastic bin with lid.

BENEFITS OF CAFETERIA SORTING

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Reinforces classroom recycling practices and contributes to positive, sustainable habits.

BENEFITS OF CAFETERIA SORTING

Offers opportunity for students to take a leadership and/or mentoring role by educating their peers about the importance of

reducing waste

.

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Organics are taken to commercial facilities, where they are processed and made into compost or renewable energy.

It is important that the organics bins are free from contaminants like foam and plastic so the materials can be properly processed.

WHAT HAPPENS TO COLLECTED

ORGANICS

?

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NYC Parks, School & Community Gardens, Street Trees

WHERE DOES THE FINISHED COMPOST GO?

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HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

Coordinate with your Sustainability Coordinator and student Green Team. Volunteer once a week as a cafeteria aide to educate and speak with students.Help train student Cafeteria Monitors.Periodically check on the sorting stationsHelp host an assembly on the importance of recycling and composting.

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HOW CAN TEACHERS INCORPORATE

ORGANICS COLLECTION TO THE CLASSROOM?

Incorporate the process of composting into lesson plans.Take 5 minutes before lunch to remind students of the steps and importance of Cafeteria Sorting.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

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Recycling & Composting Focus Student CouncilAfterschool RoboticsWeb-designGreen Career Fair

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FOR MAKING

ORGANICS COLLECTION A

THANKS

SUCCESS!

Questions? Comments? For more information contact the DOE Office of Sustainabilitysustainability@schools.nyc.govOr visit: www.nyc.gov/organics


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