Save Organic Scraps (SOS) is a program started by Clark County Environmental Services to reduce solid waste generated in Clark County, Washington schools. The program helps integrate compreehensive recycling and compost programs at school while also working to advance reuse and reduction.
The Save Organic Scraps program can be found in almost every Clark County public school. Students, teachers and staff have worked hard together to make waste reduction and being good stewards of the environment part of their school values. Together they help to annually divert from the landfill over 1 million pounds of food scraps, 22 million milk cartons, 8 million plastic bottles and 8 million aluminum cans. At the same time they are also working to reduce waste in the first place by challenging their schools to avoid purchasing excess single use items and instead utilize more and more durable products.