Program turns school food scraps into compost
Uneaten food at Osakis Public Schools isn't just being thrown away to be buried in an landfill.
The food waste is serving a far more useful purpose — it's being turned into compost.
Tri-County Organics, based in St. Cloud, mixes the food scrap with yard debris and then delivers it back to the school.
The school is selling the compost to the public for $2 a bag as a fundraiser for a health and wellness group. The school bagged more than 100 bags of compost.
Those interested in buying the compost may call Angie Baker at the school, 320-859-1193, to arrange for a pick up.
The compost is also used by fifth and sixth grade teachers for vegetable plantings that are sold at the school's annual plant sale.