Resource Conservation

Recycling

SCRAP Cart (Separate. Compost. Reduce And Protect)
One of Healthy Day’s first efforts was to work with EUSD to implement a new lunchtime waste management system that includes full-stream recycling and food scrap composting. Working in collaboration with Solana Center, students learned to sort their lunch waste reducing trash by 80%. This mobile SCRAP cart simplifies and standardizes lunchtime recycling.

Read more about our award-winning SCRAP Cart Program.

Award-winning SCRAP Cart

HDP’s award-winning SCRAP Cart

Composting

Because food waste diversion plays a major role in overall waste reduction, Healthy Day Partners provides guidance to schools and community groups on how to best integrate a comprehensive composting plan. Fruit and vegetable scraps, when properly composted, transform into nutrient rich, organic fertilizer; a perfect soil amendment. Whether traditional standing composting methods are used or vermicomposting (with worms), schools that implement a food scrap composting plan enjoy the following benefits:

  • Increased waste diversion rates
  • Hands-on science workshop available for students at any grade level
  • On site production of organic fertilizer to be used in garden beds or landscaped areas
  • Savings from potential trash reduction
  • Implementation of a major green school practice
Composting in the classroom

 Hand Dryers in Schools

Healthy Day Partners has begun installing high-efficiency hand dryers in the non-ADA school restrooms at all nine district elementary schools. The dryers not only save energy and money related to the production and purchase of paper towels, but massively cut down on custodial cleaning time (as paper towels often find their way to clogging toilets in childrens’ restrooms) and the amount of garbage we send to the landfill.  High-efficiency hand dryers