June 06, 2014 - 3:32 PM
Penticton – Green thumbs, mark the calendar: you can stock up on black gold during two weekends in June.
The City of Penticton is offering purchases of its bulk weight compost from the landfill at a discount – 50 per cent off – while quantities last.
“We have a large supply of compost material available, and hope gardeners take advantage of the discount as they build their garden beds or landscape their yards,” said Mayor Garry Litke. “Our goal has always been to offer a high-quality and environmentally friendly compost that is safe for the public, as well as offer it at an affordable price.”
Weekend sales will be held June 14, 15, 21 and 22. Residents can stop in at the Campbell Mountain Landfill on Spiller Road and pick up loads between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The bulk-weight compost costs are broken down into three categories:
- Purchasing five metric tonnes or more: The regular price for this category is $25 per metric tonne. The discount will see this price reduced to $12.50 per metric tonne.
- Purchasing less than five metric tonnes: The regular price for this category is $40 per metric tonne. The discount will see this price reduced to $20 per metric tonne.
- Garbage bag: The regular price for this is $5 per bag. The discount will see this price reduced to $2.50 per bag.
City of Penticton compost is an environmentally friendly, effective and affordable compost product. It is ideal for top dressing, landscaping and as an addition to flower and vegetable gardens beds. Approved by the Ministry of Environment for safe reuse as a high-grade product and complies with the federal Fertilizer Act, Penticton’s city compost helps gardeners prevent drought and erosion.
Those who cannot make the weekend sales can always visit the landfill between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.
For more information about City of Penticton compost, call 250-490-2500.
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