Waste not, want not, as school recycles food

Oxford Mail: Teacher Ed Finch with son Douglas, seven, front, Leo Noble, five, and Vivienne Howells, six, at the composter Teacher Ed Finch with son Douglas, seven, front, Leo Noble, five, and Vivienne Howells, six, at the composter

A DEVOURING beast is dealing with leftovers at Larkrise School in East Oxford, and it is not one of the children.

A new Ridan Composter, which allows the school to compost food waste from both cooked food and meat, has been installed and will be operated by the school’s eco-committee.

The final product, a high quality compost, will then be ready in as little as two months and will be used in the school garden. The composter has been installed as part of a pilot scheme run by Oxfordshire Green Schools on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Waste Partnership.

Teacher Ed Finch said: “Staff and students are very excited about the arrival of the Ridan as it provides a solution for disposing of our food waste and produces free, good quality compost for our vegetable gardens.”

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