The Judson Independent School District launched its 90-day pilot recycling program Monday at Hartman Elementary School.
District officials predict the program could divert as much as 80 percent of the Judson ISD's current waste from the landfill, saving the district money.
The district started the program in cooperation with Tiger Sanitation and New Earth Soils and Compost, in order to cut back on paper, plastic, aluminum, and organic waste. The waste will be collected in carts provided by Tiger Sanitation, located in several convenient spots on campus.
Organic waste will come entirely from discarded food in the school's cafeteria, collected in compostable liners and deposited in 30 gallon containers.
As the pilot evolves the rest of the school year, the amount of waste produced by the school will be closely monitored by Tiger Sanitation to see how the program can be improved.
Judson ISD plans to have every school in the district fully involved in the program by the end of the 2014 school year.