Students Learn Valuable Lessons About Environment

Article posted on 11.01.2016

 

A middle school in Mamaroneck is the first public school in Westchester County to use the Rocket, an industrial size composter.

All cafeteria food waste at Hommocks Middle School is now turned into compost for the school garden and greenhouse.

At present the Rocket composter removes roughly around 77 pounds of food scraps from the waste stream per day, which is an estimated 10 tons per year.

Mamaroneck school Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps said they’re reducing waste, saving tax money and teaching children about the environment.

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 Maronmeck Composter

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