Composting for Schools

Composting provides great educational opportunities for students at any grade level alongside the benefits of reducing school waste and helping the community.


Why Your School Should Compost


Teach Students About Composting

Implementation is a great opportunity to learn! We have curriculum on proper source separation that will engage and enable your students and staff to understand the benefits of compost and proper source separation.

Landfill Reductions

More than 50% of our customers (ranging across various industries) have surveyed that the compost program was able  to reduce landfill pick ups or landfill receptacle size.

Helping the Environment and Our Community

We can help you redefine what you think of as waste in your business all while improving the environment and giving back to the community.

Promote Sustainability

Students are the future of Milwaukee, so why not promote sustainability through a simple, satisfying activity like composting? Starting young is the best way to ensure good composting habits for a sustainable future!

How it Works


Get Your Compostable Bags and Recepticles

Once we’ve completed our preliminary assessment and have a plan in place for your organization, the next step will be to get your compostable bags and receptacles.

Throw Your Organic Material in Compostable Bags

Identify the receptacles that are used for organic material and replace the plastic trash bags with compostable bags. Then while preparing, cooking and clearing away leftover food scraps/organic materials, simply throw them in the compostable bags.

Put Your Full Compost Bags in the Compost Crusader Bins

Be mindful and cautious when filling compostable not to dilute or contaminate the organic waste with non compostable materials, otherwise the bag is compromised. Once the bag is full, Tie it up and place it outside in a compost crusader receptacle to wait for pickup.

Included in the Service


Current Waste Assessment

Implementation Assessment

Scheduled Pick-Ups

Weight Recordings for Organics

Unique Marketing & Promotion

School Resources

Download these free signs below for your school!

Compost at School



Our School Partners

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    Escuela Verde

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    Wauwatosa Montessori School

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    Waukesha County Technical College

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    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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    Stormonth Elementary School

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    Ronald Reagan High School

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    Pewaukee High School

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    Milwaukee Parkside School (MPS)

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    Lincoln Avenue School (MPS)

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    Milwaukee Montessori School

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    Milwaukee Jewish Day School

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    Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

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    McKinley Elementary School

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    Marquette University

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    Lincoln Elementary School

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    Indian Community School

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    Horizon Elementary School

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    Highland Community School

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    Glendale - River Hills School District

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    Fernwood Montessori School

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    Wauwatosa Catholic School

McKinley Elementary Earns Recognition from the Department of Natural Resources

After composting more the 10,000 pounds of food waste over the course of the school year, McKinley Elementary in Wauwatosa is getting recognized by the Department of Natural Resources for all of their hard work. 

Is your school ready to start composting? Download the sample proposal below to get a head start on starting a program in your school. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you need help getting started.



Green and Healthy Schools

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin provides recognition for PK-12* public and private schools working to reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and wellness, and increase environmental and sustainability literacy through a self-paced, voluntary, web-based application.

Why They Work With Us

The results from our survey across various industries speak for themselves.

  • Over 80% of our customers surveyed have said that their experience so far is Excellent
  • Over 80% of our customers surveyed have stated that the compost program was Easy or Very Easy to Implement
  • Over 70% of our customers surveyed have claimed that the compost program is cost effective
  • More than half of our customers surveyed have said that the compost program was able to get them to reduce landfill pick ups or landfill receptacle size
  • Almost 100% of our customers surveyed have reported that Compost Crusader provides excellent customer service
  • 100% of customers surveyed would recommend Compost Crusader to a friend or colleague

Composting at Your School

Is your school interested in working with us? 

Fill out our School Compost Program Interest Form or contact our Education Specialist at