Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weighing in at Minnetonka High School

Minnetonka High School is about to re-launch its organics program, which has faltered for lack of supervision and enthusiasm. I've been providing technical assistance, so one thing I did last week was to weigh the trash so we'd have some baseline data.

2,800 students over 4 lunch periods = 60 bags of trash for a total of 468 pounds. You can see in the pictures that aside from the foam trays, much of what's being thrown away is recyclable or compostable. When Wayzata High School relaunched its organics program, the lunchroom went from 84 bags of trash a day to 12. Looking forward to seeing what happens at Minnetonka!

1 comment:

  1. I need to find out how the sorting is going at Seward...