Waste Management

We would like the opportunity to help your site reduce food waste and help the environment. If your site chooses to implement the programs below, Better 4 You Meals may be able to offer your campus incentives such as discounts and food service equipment.

Offer Versus Serve

Offer versus serve or OVS is a concept that applies to menu planning and the meal service. OVS allows students to decline some of the food offered in a reimbursable lunch or breakfast. The goals of OVS are to reduce food waste and to permit students to choose the foods they want to eat. Because students may choose fewer selections under OVS, guidance is provided on what constitutes a reimbursable lunch and breakfast.

Recycling Program

B4YM has discovered a great way for your school to recycle and engage in eco-friendly habits and practices that will lead to a healthier environment. The City of Los Angeles Recycling Program has partnered with LAUSD Charter schools to provide recycling service and bins on a weekly basis for FREE!

This program allows schools to recycle the following:

  • Paper
  • Plastics (including plastic bags)
  • Cardboard
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam