Halifax principals on the hook for proper garbage disposal

Fines if students don’t recycle

Halifax-area principals could be fined if their schools don’t learn how to take out the trash. The school board has approved a proposal that requires schools to set up a source separation system and promote proper disposal of garbage, recyclables and organics among students and staff, or risk facing a $100 to $150 fine. City inspection officials will only issue summary offence tickets if an identified waste bin problem hasn’t been fixed, but one board member questioned the initiative, wondering why principals should have to shoulder the responsibility.   

The Chronicle Herald