EDE: Waste Management and Recycling

The Superintendent will act to make resource conservation an integral part of the physical operation of the district. The practice of discarding materials used in school facilities is wasteful of natural resources, energy, and money. It is also the function of the schools to set an example of stewardship of our natural resources and to develop responsible citizenship in our students. As such, the following actions will be implemented:

1. Decrease the amount of waste of consumable materials by:

a. Reducing the consumption of consumable materials wherever possible.
b. Full use of all materials prior to disposal.
c. Minimizing the use of non-biodegradable products wherever possible.

2. Cooperate with, and participate in, City of Melrose recycling efforts including appropriately separating and allowing recovery of recyclable waste products.

3. Purchase, when financially feasible, recycled and environmentally friendly “green” products. The Superintendent will also encourage suppliers, both private and public, to make such products available for purchase by public schools.

MSC first vote: 3/25/14
MSC second vote: 4/8/14