As part of our aim to be a green school and to improve our impact on the environment we are pleased to have set in place a process where we now are recycling all our food waste, both cooked and in its raw stage.
All food waste is now placed in designated red bins which are located in the kitchen preparation and cooking area and also additional bins in the dining room. This waste is now collected once a week, as part of an already established food waste collection round, and taken to a new anaerobic digester plant near Maidstone where it will be converted into gas and electricity (see photo above).
The biogas will be fed directly into the National Grid as well as powering the plant itself and creating farm fertiliser.
Well done to the children who are doing a good job of making sure any waste is going into the new red bins.