Schools learn how reducing waste can impact more than garbage bill
Over 32,000 used milk cartons were thrown away each year at Silverton Middle School, the equivalent of 25 cubic yards of trash.
At Scotts Mills School, about 477 gallons of milk were poured down the drain each year.
By replacing milk cartons with milk dispensers and washable cups, the schools in the Silverton School District produce a fraction of the trash they once did.
With a $76,000 grant, Marion County will roll out similar waste reduction programs at schools throughout the county over the next two years