零废物学校

bg视讯 零废物学校 (ZWS) has helped New York City schools create effective recycling programs since 2010. 在那个时候, 除以1,300 school communities implement sustainable waste management practices and divert waste from landfill.

路边堆肥扩展!

By 2024, all NYC schools will be formally enrolled in 的 Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY’s) 学校 Curbside Composting program. bg视讯 零废物学校 has partnered with DSNY and NYC Public 学校s since 的 start of this initiative, supporting schools as 的y transition from traditional collection service to Curbside Composting. 零废物学校提供:

  • On-的-ground assistance to 的 whole school community

  • Training for school-based operational staff

  • 教育al presentations for students and staff

  • Professional Development opportunities for faculty

  • 学校 sustainability leadership development, for both students and adults

除了直接支持, find training and curricular materials, 学校领导资源, and o的r supportive tools and information below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

常见问题:

How do I know if my school is a Curbside Composting 学校? All Bronx NYC Public 学校s are enrolled in Curbside Composting. If your school is located in ano的r borough, please refer to 这个综合列表.

If my school is a Curbside Composting 学校, is it optional to participate in 的 program? No. All Curbside Composting 学校s are required to participate in 的 program as per local law. 

What type of items are permitted to be composted in NYC schools? 食物残渣, food-soiled纸, and compostable utensils provided in NYC Public 学校s can be composted at school.

How much organic waste (compostables) do NYC schools produce each day? 根据 NYC Department of Sanitation's (DSNY) 2017 NYC Residential, 学校, and NYCHA  Waste Characterization Study, 51% of waste produced by NYC schools in one day is suitable for composting. 

What are 的 benefits of Curbside Composting?

气候的好处:

  • It's estimated that food waste and compostable materials make up roughly 51% of 的 waste stream in schools. As food waste in landfills produces 的 potent greenhouse gas methane, diverting food waste from landfills has significant benefits in limiting 的 climate impacts of our waste.
  • Diverting food waste and compostable materials also means that more of NYC's materials are processed locally, ra的r than being carted up or out of state via truck, 铁路, 或驳船.

学校及社区福利:

  • Gives schools 的 opportunity to have have food scraps and compostable materials be containerized and collected on a daily basis. This can help schools achieve a neater curb and mitigate rodent and pest issues. 
  • Offers a myriad of educational and leadership opportunities for students and staff, alike.

当地社区福利:

  • Organic waste composted in NYC:
    • Is ei的r taken to local and regional composting facilities w在这里 it is composted on a large scale or is converted to renewable energy. 
    • Finished compost is given (for free) to schools, non-profit organizations, and community members. To learn how you can get free compost from DSNY, visit 的ir 网站
    • Sorting and composting organic waste in NYC schools supports NYC in reducing 的 amount of waste sent to landfills outside of NYC of barges and trucks. 

Is t在这里 someone that I can reach out to to discuss Curbside Composting in my school? 是的! Visit your main office and find out who your school's Sustainability Coordinator is. Your school's Sustainability Coordinator is a liaison for sustainability projects in your school and can provide more information on 的 program in your school. You can also contact your district's 可持续发展专业NYC Public 学校s Office of Sustainability and Energy 获取其他支持. 

Can I participate in Curbside Composting at home? Curbside Composting is expanding to all NYC residents. 点击 在这里 to learn if your home is receiving Curbside Composting at this time. If you do not have Curbside Composting at this time, you can search for a Drop-Off Composting site near you 在这里

How do I get in touch with bg视讯 零废物学校? 电邮至 zerowasteschools@whlhbvwybgxsdc.com 有任何问题或需要. 

 

The report highlights bg视讯’s work to provide New Yorkers with solutions and opportunities to live a more sustainable life and accelerate climate action.