The waste watch competition starts on Monday April 16th!!! The competition will go until the 20th. We will weigh your compost at the end of each day after lunch. The class that has the least amount of food waste wins. The winning class will get a grand prize!!! We are doing this so our school can learn not to waste as much food as we do now. And let the best class win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Karlie, Patrick, Sage, and Abram
What You Can Compost
by Alexis Rivera
You can compost apples, asparagus, banana peels, beans, berries, bread, broccoli and cabbage. Fruits, coffee grounds, egg shells, grapes, oats, rice and tea bags are great to go in the compost. Other things that you could put in your compost, other than food waste, are leaves, peanut shells, sea-weed, ashes from wood, yard waste and dryer lint. All these things I listed for you are very helpful things for you to compost at home.
Composting At Home
by Courtney Dagg
- Select a place that you don't use. Make sure that’s its not in direct sunlight, or too shady.
- Enclose the compost pile. Chicken wire, cement blocks, snow fence or wire mesh are all good materials to use.
- Line the bottom. Use wood planks, corn stalks or hay.
- Get all the stuff you can compost. (see paragraph What You Can Compost.)
- Make your pile. Do a 6 inch pile of dry material (leaves etc.) Then a 2 inch pile of food waste. Continue to alternate the layers.
- Make the pile bigger. Don't add thick layers of waste. Alternate between dry and food waste materials.
- Use a pitch fork or hoe to turn the pile every few days.
What You Can't Compost
by Desiree Werner
I'm going to tell you what you can't put in the compost bucket. They are: dairy products, peanut butter, treated wood products, fish, meat, bones, coal, ash, oil-based products or animal waste. We can't compost these things because they decompose slower and if you try to compost them it starts to smell and attract animals.