Composting at School Deepens Students' Connection with Nature

Composting at School Deepens Students' Connection with Nature

Composting is a natural fit with school garden programs as it provides a responsible way to reuse waste with numerous science and math connections. Teaching to compost at school is a big job, but it provides students with a new appreciation for nature and the environment. It is also a way to teach students about the natural cycles of life, death, rebirth, and the recycling of nutrients in the ecosystem.

Learning to compost with a quick and easy composting bin like HOTBIN, makes their experience rewarding and most likely to be replicated at home, as students can see the product of their efforts in 30-90 days.

Furthermore, composting can be a rich source of project-based learning, with topics and activities to engage students at all levels. Indeed, the Compost Research and Education Foundation supports initiatives that enhances the stature and practices of composting.

Today, many schools are embracing programs that are focused in getting students to take ownership of their waste and learn how to recycle and use compost (the product) on school gardens. These skills are transferable back to their homes.

To help the cause… schools are a great source of organic waste with sandwich leftovers, banana skins, lettuce, cucumbers, bits of bread, and more.

There are still many schools trying to avoid composting programs or keep them hidden behind their buildings for the same reasons that so many people do: Compost is too messy, too smelly, too much work. This is where HOTBIN excels and separates itself from other types of composting methods... as it proves that composting can be a simpler and cleaner operation producing rich compost in a short period of time. 

At HOTBIN, we believe that composting is really for anyone, anywhere. Even if you live in the city and have a small or no garden... you can compost! It is great for the environment and helps reduce waste that heads to our landfills. 

Utilizing HOTBIN for school composting, can make these programs a gratifying experience, teaching the true value and benefits of recycling organic waste to our future generation.

HOTBIN Incentive Programs for schools and other qualifying institutions

We offer incentives to schools with composting curriculum and other qualifying institutions. HOTBIN School Incentive Program includes discounts for patrons (teachers, parents, admins, etc.).

If you already have a composting program at your school and/or are interested in adding one and want to learn more about HOTBIN Incentives School Program, send us an email to to start a conversation.

HOTBIN is joining Food Waste Experts at the ucoming AASHE Conference and Expo 2023 in Boston Oct. 29-31 (Booth 49). The AASHE  Conference is bringing together an array of businesses committed to advancing sustainability in higher education. If you are in the area, please visit our booth to learn more about the benefits of composting efficiently and economically at the source where organic waste is created, and diverting waste from our landfills.

For more information about HOTBIN Composting bins visit our website at

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