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Andover High students work to cut down waste

Dressed like a professional hazardous materials team wearing plastic gloves, masks, and coveralls, a group of Andover High School students braved plummeting temperatures on a recent afternoon to methodically analyze piles of garbage.

More than 500 pounds of debris, including bits of food and containers that had been tossed in the trash by students during the day’s four lunch periods, was sorted into piles to determine how much of the garbage could be composted or recycled.

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