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Oakland schools recycle, cut waste in half

Now for a blurb about something encouraging: The Oakland school district has signed a contract with Waste Management that will reduce its landfill waste by 50 percent.

According to Tim White, the superintendent of facilities, that means an annual reduction of 20,000 tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

The new plan will save money, too — up to $500,000 a year, according to White.

Maybe that money could be used to improve school lunches. What do you say?

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • turner

    They should put that money to paying off the loans they owe. That way, they can get out of state control faster.

  • turner

    Speaking of finances, isn’t it that time of the year again? 9/15 was yesterday. Has OUSD turned in its annual financial report?