Rather than end up in the landfills, we now separate our trash from our food when we are dismissed from the cafeteria. Food scraps gathered through this program are converted by a local company into clean-burning fuel for local waste disposal trucks. Students learn about recycling while benefiting their environment. A 2016 CA law (AB 1826) requires school districts to separate food scraps from trash.
Here at Jefferson, we are happy to be a part of this program. Since beginning this process in February 2017, we have diverted hundreds of pounds of food from the landfills. Review our Food Waste Recycling presentation to see the basic process we follow in our cafeteria. We hope that each student remembers to follow the process and continue our success in reducing our carbon footprint.