City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
207948
Work Completed
May 9, 2019 7:00 PM

That the Administration report to this Council the specific plans to expand school cafeteria recycling and food waste reduction and collection programs beyond the current pilot program.

Information

Department:Youth Services CommitteeSponsors:Ward Six City Councilor Lance L. Davis
Category:ResolutionPurposes:Resolution

Official Text

That the Administration report to this Council on the specific plans to expand school cafeteria recycling and food waste reduction and collection programs beyond the current pilot program to all schools.

 

Meeting History

Apr 11, 2019 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED
May 7, 2019 6:00 PM Video Youth Services Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

Mr. Koty spoke with the school superintendent who would like to expand this program to all K-8 schools for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The high school will be added to the program once the school is back online. Mr. Koty stated that $100k to $120k will be in the budget this coming FY20 for this program. It was stated that the Garbage to Garden program works with the students to provide education. The school custodians also work with the students. It was also stated there are a lot of containers in the schools. DPW pays extra to pick up the composting for schools that have extra bins.

RESULT:WORK COMPLETED
May 9, 2019 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:WORK COMPLETED