Publication Date

January 2005


[Excerpt] A composting project in a school, either in the classroom or on the school property, can be a terrific opportunity for students to gain direct knowledge and experience with natural processes and a method of reducing and recycling biodegradable wastes. Although composting utilizes natural decay processes, these processes are occurring in a relatively small, concentrated area of a pile or bin. There is a potential for human exposure to the organisms involved and the products they produce.


Suggested Citation
Brown, N. J. (2005). Health and safety guidance for composting in the school setting. Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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