Smoketown Rotary Club of Brunswick, MD will take the lead this fall on implementation of ‘Lunch Out of Landfills’, an exciting new initiative backed by FCPS and scheduled to launch at Brunswick High School and it’s feeder system. 


This past spring, students from BHS, led by the University of Pittsburgh-bound Loretta Donaghue, conducted Waste Sort Demonstrations at area schools designed to produce useful data for the program. The students proved that sorting recyclables, liquids and compostable items will divert 85% of lunch waste from being transported to an area landfill. Other compelling facts included the mass reduction of methane gas emissions by diverting food waste from the trash. 


The same group of BHS students also attended meetings at the local, city and state levels in efforts to enlighten government officials of this data and the emergence of a more efficient method of collecting compost, developed by Frederick County-based company.


Loretta Donaghue, Isabella Riitano & Sarah Burton : students determined to make a difference for the Earth’s climate

On August 7th, Smoketown Rotary hosted a ‘Lunch Out of Landfills’ Informational Session for local teachers, PTA leadership and interested citizens. The session was also attended by several current BHS students.


On August 8th, a training session was held at Sugarloaf Elementary School for interested people from all across Frederick County, including FCPS Director of Facilities Mr. Paul Lebo. Over 100 faculty, students and government officials attended the event. 


Smoketown Rotary Club will develop and post opportunities for interested parents & volunteers to help launch and maintain the Lunch Out of Landfills initiative in our area schools during the coming school year. Sign Up Genius will be utilized to fill volunteer positions. Updated information will be posted at


On Friday, August 16th, Lunch Out of Landfills will be a major topic at Smoketown Rotary Club’s ‘3rd Friday’ noon meeting. The public is invited to attend and guests may receive a free lunch by emailing us at 

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