School Composting

The Department of Public Works is committed to supporting Brookline Public Schools in launching and/or expanding school compost programs. As of the 2022-2023 school year, Brookline High School and Lincoln School have established composting programs. Heath School is re-launching their student council-led pilot in early 2023. Based on school interest and DPW staff capacity, the DPW Zero Waste team will support 1-2 additional schools each semester that are ready to launch a school compost program. If you are interested in launching a school compost program at your school, please contact the DPW's Zero Waste Program at [email protected]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Brookline’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is looking for community volunteers to help continue this important work and assist students sorting their waste during lunch. No previous experience with composting or waste sorting necessary! Interested? Read on below! If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Brookline’s DPW at [email protected].  

  1. Volunteers Needed at BHS!
  2. School Composting Guide

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Support BHS's Compost Program

  1. The DPW is looking for community volunteers to help students and staff sort their waste during lunch.  Monitor duties include:

    1. Educate students & staff on proper separation methods
    2. Sort out any contamination from compost and recycling
    3. Gather uneaten foods for donation to the Brookline Food Pantry

    30-minute shifts are available every weekday (Mon. through Fri.) between 11:30 AM and 1 PM. 

    No previous experience with composting or waste sorting necessary! 

    Interested? Sign up below!

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