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Organics Start-up

​Whole -school participation of organics is now a requirement of the County's partnership agreement with the local school boards, as part of the Learning and Living Green Program. Currently program participation is at 75%, to see how green is your school is click here.

Please follow the easy steps below to implement a sustainable organics program or improve the existing one:



Step 1Step 1<h4><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/meeting%20image.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:233px;" />Status Meeting</h4><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">If your school is not currently participating, you may be contacted by the County or your board representative to set up a meeting to discuss how to move forward. If you have not been contacted yet and you want to start an organics program* please send us an email at: <a href="mailto:llg@simcoe.ca"><font color="#0066cc">llg@simcoe.ca</font></a></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">The County and school board representative(s) will work together with the principal/vice-principal, green team leaders and custodial staff to create a winning strategy that will be customized to your school environment and will take into consideration any historical barriers. This step will allow all parties to unite in a common goal. </span><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">*This requirement refers to elementary schools only, secondary school organics is available upon request - restrictions apply.</span><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></p>
Step 2Step 2<p>​<strong>School Organics Assessment and Delivery of Start-up Package</strong></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Following your status meeting, you will be required to fill out the <a href="http://form.simcoe.ca/Survey.aspx?s=f979e6284e1b4bf8894fb026ecd45cf6" target="_blank">school organics assessment</a>. <span lang="EN-US">This will allow us to gauge your needs and assist you better. </span></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US"><span lang="EN-US"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/LLG%20stuff.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:157px;" />Once your assessment has been processed, the County will be in contact to arrange set up day. This will include the delivery of bins and signage throughout the school. If there is a green team available, they may be asked to assist with the distribution of classroom materials just prior to launch.<br><br><span lang="EN-US">Important – Prior to launch, you will need to obtain a supply of certified compostable bags. Contact your board representative for ordering information. </span></span></span></p><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/certified-logos.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="http://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/School-Organics-Start-up-Package(web-res).jpg" src="file:///C:/Users/GROMAN~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:155px;" />
Step 3Step 3<h3>​Promotion & Education / Launch</h3><p>Now that you have all the necessary tools, you need to educate the students and promote the program! </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/Untitled-2.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:563px;" /></p><p>The County's Promotion and Education Co-ordinator will assist in a launch plan. This may include <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Environmental-Education.aspx">presentation(s), green team workshops </a>and/or a visit with our <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/mobile.aspx">Mobile Education Unit</a>. <br><br>All that is left now is to start filling those green bins! <br><br>Don't forget to tell us once you are ready for your first collection so we can flag your location for the collection contractors at  <a href="mailto:llg@simcoe.ca">llg@simcoe.ca</a><br></p>

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