Western Trails is a public elementary school in Carol Stream, IL, Community Consolidated School District 93, serving 386 students during the 2016-2017 school year. With assistance from the environmental education non-profit SCARCE, Western Trails completed a waste audit in February 2015. The results showed that food scraps comprised 82% of the school's waste stream. With this statistic in hand, the school decided to begin composting to reduce the amount of food scraps being sent to landfill.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Place of Publication||Champaign, IL|
|Publisher||Illinois Sustainable Technology Center|
|State||Published - May 2017|
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