The installation location of the food waste composter and points-to-note :

The installation location of  food waste composter should be (A) indoor; (B) well ventilated and (C) free of disturbance to the teachers and students in school.

Most participating schools have installed the composter at the covered playground.

If the composter is installed in other places, please note the following :

(A) Installed outdoor

  • If the composter is installed outdoor, an awning or a waterproof container is recommended to be installed for better operation under bad weather conditions.
  • An air outlet should be provided in the waterproof container to allow air in and out.

(B) Ventilation

  • In area with poor ventilation, exhaust fans should be installed and turned on during the operation of composter to ensure proper ventilation in the area.
  • The exhaust outlet should be away from the members in school to avoid nuisance.

(C) Minimizing influence to school members

  • Ensure the operation area has enough lighting and space to transport and handle food waste.
  • Do not place any miscellaneous objects, chemicals, flammable substances or fire near the composter.
  • Keep the working environment clean to prevent pest.