Sherbrooke schools go green with composting project

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

The City of Sherbrooke and the Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke (CSRS) have partnered to launch a pilot project for the collection of organic waste in 16 schools in the area. The launch was held at the Jean-XXIII elementary school, in the Ascot neighbourhood in Sherbrooke. Eleven other elementary schools will join the initiative, including Lennoxville’s very own Saint-Antoine. The Triolet, Du Phare, and La Montée high schools will also partner with the City for the project, as well as the Centre de formation professionnelle 24-Juin.
“This approach will allow the City to present to the CSRS a scenario for ­organic waste collection for every single institution after the pilot project is over, by using the same frequency, dates, and bins that are used for residential collection,” explained municipal councillor Karine Godbout, who is also the president of the City’s Environmental committee. Schools across Sherbrooke were approached for the two-year pilot project and were selected to offer a variety of population and cafeteria programmes to study potential issues with mass composting. See full story in the Friday, Sept. 6 edition of The Record.

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