Collecting Food Waste at Public Events/ Schools<br />Amy Donovan<br />Program Director<br />Franklin County Solid Waste Ma...
Lowell Folk Festival<br />
Lowell Folk Festival<br />
Franklin County Fair<br />24,000 attendees, 4 days in Sept.<br />2007: 40 recycle bins, 40 bags recycling, 7 volunteers<br...
Volunteers from Pioneer Regional (also essential!)<br />Carts are essential<br />
Checking compost for contamination<br />Sorting recycling<br />Recyclables storage<br />Compost dumpster<br />
Conway Festival of The Hills<br /><ul><li>  Annual one day event: October
  26 bags of organics: Bear Path Farm Whately, MA
  12 bags of cans and bottles
  Water station with paper cups, composted cups
  Encourages reusable water bottles</li></li></ul><li>Franklin County Solid Waste District School Organics Programs<br />
District schools that divert organics<br />
School Composting via Martin’s Farm /Triple T Trucking<br />Also accepts organics from Northfield transfer station.<br />
Pioneer Valley Regional  SchoolHigh School and Middle School Northfield, MA                      530 Students: 7-12 grade<...
All food waste
All paper, cardboard
$258 / month; $16/c.y.
 8 yards trash: 30%
$372 / month; $47/ c.y.
Savings of $486/ mo.; $4860/ yr.
2 yards cans and bottles: 8%
Diversion rate: 70%</li></li></ul><li>Junior National Honor Society <br /><ul><li> 9th graders
 Advisor: Amanda Damon (Spanish)
 JNHS collects during study halls
 Collect from hallways, cafeteria
 Also rinse kitchen cans & bottles
 Awarded with:</li></ul>2010 Commended Chapter of NHS<br />
Pioneer Regional School: Entrance<br />
Pioneer Regional School: Hallways<br />
Pioneer Regional School: Cafeteria<br />COMPOST:<br />TRASH:<br />Bucket:<br />Liquids/ Milk<br />Red top:<br />Compost<br...
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  1. 1. Collecting Food Waste at Public Events/ Schools<br />Amy Donovan<br />Program Director<br />Franklin County Solid Waste Management District<br />Greenfield, MA<br />
  2. 2. Lowell Folk Festival<br />
  3. 3. Lowell Folk Festival<br />
  4. 4. Franklin County Fair<br />24,000 attendees, 4 days in Sept.<br />2007: 40 recycle bins, 40 bags recycling, 7 volunteers<br />2008: 55 recycle bins, 1 ton recycling, GF Hockey Team <br />2009: 95 recycle bins, 12 compost stations,100 volunteers!<br />12 cubic yards cans and bottles<br />8 cubic yards food and paper waste (1800 lbs.)<br />Greenfield DPW provides ten 95 gal. toters for storage of recyclables<br />2009: Vols. picked up food waste at participating vendors<br />Cardboard collected by fair trash staff: 1.6 tons, 16 c.y.<br />Waste oil picked up by biodiesel vendor<br />2009: 38% diversion rate<br />Agricultural wastes sent to Shelburne farm<br />
  5. 5. Volunteers from Pioneer Regional (also essential!)<br />Carts are essential<br />
  6. 6. Checking compost for contamination<br />Sorting recycling<br />Recyclables storage<br />Compost dumpster<br />
  7. 7. Conway Festival of The Hills<br /><ul><li> Annual one day event: October
  8. 8. 26 bags of organics: Bear Path Farm Whately, MA
  9. 9. 12 bags of cans and bottles
  10. 10. Water station with paper cups, composted cups
  11. 11. Encourages reusable water bottles</li></li></ul><li>Franklin County Solid Waste District School Organics Programs<br />
  12. 12. District schools that divert organics<br />
  13. 13. School Composting via Martin’s Farm /Triple T Trucking<br />Also accepts organics from Northfield transfer station.<br />
  14. 14. Pioneer Valley Regional SchoolHigh School and Middle School Northfield, MA 530 Students: 7-12 grade<br /><ul><li>16 yards organics: 62%
  15. 15. All food waste
  16. 16. All paper, cardboard
  17. 17. $258 / month; $16/c.y.
  18. 18. 8 yards trash: 30%
  19. 19. $372 / month; $47/ c.y.
  20. 20. Savings of $486/ mo.; $4860/ yr.
  21. 21. 2 yards cans and bottles: 8%
  22. 22. Diversion rate: 70%</li></li></ul><li>Junior National Honor Society <br /><ul><li> 9th graders
  23. 23. Advisor: Amanda Damon (Spanish)
  24. 24. JNHS collects during study halls
  25. 25. Collect from hallways, cafeteria
  26. 26. Also rinse kitchen cans & bottles
  27. 27. Awarded with:</li></ul>2010 Commended Chapter of NHS<br />
  28. 28. Pioneer Regional School: Entrance<br />
  29. 29. Pioneer Regional School: Hallways<br />
  30. 30. Pioneer Regional School: Cafeteria<br />COMPOST:<br />TRASH:<br />Bucket:<br />Liquids/ Milk<br />Red top:<br />Compost<br />Barrel: <br />Trash<br />
  31. 31. Pioneer Regional School: Kitchen<br />Compost<br />Trash<br />Cans & Bottles: JNHS rinses<br />
  32. 32. Pioneer’s Trash & Compost Dumpsters<br />TRASH: 8 yard COMPOST: 8 yard COMPOST: 8 yard<br />
  33. 33. Northfield Elementary SchoolNorthfield, MA 285 students, Pre K to 6th grade<br /><ul><li>6 yard organics: 55%
  34. 34. All food waste
  35. 35. All paper, cardboard
  36. 36. $115/ month; $19/c.y.
  37. 37. 4 yards trash: 36%
  38. 38. $ 172/ month; $43 c.y.
  39. 39. Savings of $143 /mo.; $1430/ yr.
  40. 40. 1 yard cans and bottles: 9%
  41. 41. Diversion rate: 64%</li></li></ul><li>Bernardston Elementary SchoolBernardston, MA 222 students, Pre K to 6th grade<br /><ul><li> 4 yards organics: 47%
  42. 42. All food waste
  43. 43. All paper, cardboard
  44. 44. $95/ month; $24/c.y.
  45. 45. 4 yards trash: 47%
  46. 46. $ 172/ month; $43 c.y.
  47. 47. Savings of $77 mo.; $770/ yr.
  48. 48. ½yard cans and bottles: 6%
  49. 49. Diversion rate: 53%</li></li></ul><li>Bernardston Elementary School<br />Paper towels from bathrooms are composted.<br />Cafeteria: straws are compostable.<br />“Compost” bin in classroom<br />for paper and food waste.<br />
  50. 50. Erving Elementary SchoolErving, MA 174 students, Pre K to 6th grade<br /><ul><li>2 yards organics: 28.5%
  51. 51. All food waste
  52. 52. Paper napkins, straw wrappers,</li></ul>paper towels from bathrooms<br /><ul><li>2 yd organics dumpster: $60/month
  53. 53. 2 yards trash: 28.5%
  54. 54. ½ yard cans and bottles: 6%
  55. 55. 2.5 yards paper recycling: 37%
  56. 56. Diversion rate: 71.5%</li></ul>Paper Recycle<br />
  57. 57. Erving Elementary School<br />
  58. 58. School Composting via Bear Path Farm, Whately, MA<br />Whately Elementary only. <br />Bear Path Farm also <br />accepts food waste at<br />Whately transfer station, ? the first municipal organics collection in the state?<br />2009: school + transfer station composted 12 tons of food waste.<br />
  59. 59. Whately Elementary SchoolWhately, MA 140 Students, Pre-K to 6th grade <br />Food and paper waste is <br />collected in tray return.<br />68 gallon organics toter picked up every week. <br />
  60. 60. School Composting via Clear View Composting, Orange<br />Swift River Elementary only. More schools to <br />be added soon!<br />Clear View Composting also accepts food waste at New Salem transfer station.<br />
  61. 61. Swift River Elementary SchoolNew Salem/ Wendell, MA 140 Students, Pre-K - 6th grade <br />Custodian Larry Ramsdell: “No more smelly dumpsters. We reduced the cost of trash bags by 50%.”<br />
  62. 62. Swift River Elementary School<br />
  63. 63.
  64. 64. Warwick Elementary SchoolWarwick, MA 60 students, Pre K to 6th grade<br />Composts on site:<br /><ul><li> Food waste (no meat)
  65. 65. Some paper towels, etc.
  66. 66. Has 3 bay system
  67. 67. Large garden
  68. 68. Custodian maintains
  69. 69. Kids very involved
  70. 70. Needs more carbon</li></li></ul><li>Hawlemont Elementary Students with their Earth Machine compost bin.<br />Questions?<br />Amy DonovanProgram DirectorFranklin County Solid Waste Management District 50 Miles Street Greenfield, MA 01301 Tel: (413) 772-2438 Fax: (413) 772-3786 Email: amy@franklincountywastedistrict.orgWeb: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org<br />
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