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[GreenYes] You may want to consider composting...

the milk cartons. Since you are in a rural area all the better to compost.
Find out more about school composting programs at the following websites:

Recycling Milk Cartons in Canada

Worm Away your Cafeteria Food Scraps

Cafeteria Compost Lesson Plan

Alamo Garden Provides Organic Produce to School Cafeteria (they also

Keene, NY - Case Study

We aren't doing it yet here, but are also investigating options for
recovering milk cartons from our schools. It's my understanding from our
trash crews that they would be grateful for alternative to disposal
because in summer time curdled milk attracts bees and they have been stung
on more than one occasion.

Christine McCoy
City of Alexandria
703/519-3486 ext. 132

I received the following email recently from a visitor looking for a way
to replace or recycle school milk cartons. Does anyone have experience
with this?

"Our school district has been working hard to reduce our waste. The bulk
of our trash is paper milk cartons. There is not a local recycling
program for these as we are in a remote rural area. How are other schools
dealing with this waste? Do you have any suggestions? And sources for
products (milk dispensers, etcâ)? Thanks for any help you can offer."


Amy Hemmert
Obentec, Inc.

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