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AJ Baker Public School's Students Receive New Composters And Green Cones

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Zorra Township held their recent council meeting at AJ Baker Public School on Wednesday, wrapping up their annual meetings at local elementary schools in Zorra.

KINTORE - The Township of Zorra hosted their most recent council meeting at AJ Baker Public School.

Mayor Marcus Ryan says council was able to hear a real delegation from Mrs. Hodgkinson's Grade 4/5 class on green cones and black composters for the back of the school.

"Green cone composters are much more robust in terms of what they can compost, they can compost all food scrapes essentially, including meat and fish. The students actually went through their garbage bins, separated what was compostable, weighed it, figured out how much composting capacity they would need per year and therefore how many composters they would need and then asked the Township to provide enough to augment the money they already have from the Thamesford Lions so that they could compost all of the food waste that they have." 

Ryan says council approved their request and the school should be able to compost all of their food now. 

"We were extremely impressed by the quality of the presentation and council gave them two green cone composters to compliment the two they were able to purchase and they were also going to purchase two more of the regular black ones as well. So in theory, they should be able to compost all of their food waste in school now, as part of their drive to be an eco school." 

For the past four years, Zorra Township council has been hosting real meetings at the three elementary schools in Zorra. The council meeting on Wednesday wrapped up the latest series at AJ Baker Public School in Kintore. They previously held meetings at Zorra Highland Park Public School and the Thamesford Public School. 

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