February 23, 2015 - 2:17 PM
Here’s your chance to cut your garbage in half and do your yard a huge favor this gardening season with a new backyard composter.
“Backyard composting is super easy, anyone can do it, and it’s something the whole family can get in on![‘ says Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart with the Regional District Waste Reduction Office. “All you needs is a good mix of greens and browns (nitrogen and carbon), air and a little water. Imagine the satisfaction of making your very own nutritious super booster for your garden, and making it from stuff you would have otherwise just thrown out!”
Stewart adds one third to half of household waste is easily compostable. ‘If you recycle and compost you could be putting as little as one or two grocery bags worth of garbage out for collection a week, far less taxing on our one remaining landfill. And by adding nutrient rich compost to your garden, it’s pay dirt for your soil-- greener grass, healthier flowers, more robust fruits and veggies.”
The Regional Waste Reduction Office’s annual sale features backyard composters for $35 (tax included), a big savings from the regular $100 retail price. Pre-ordering is a must though if you want one. The pre-order sale runs March1st through March31st, with composters ready for pickup in your community in early May, just in time for gardening season.
Stewart adds residents seems to like the pre- order sale format because it ensures everyone who wants a composter gets one, unlike the big one day only sales of the past where it was first come first serve and then they were gone.
“Backyard composting doesn’t suit everyone, so we’re also offering the Green Cone ’food digester’. If you have no use for finished compost, this unit is low maintenance, takes all types of food waste, including fruit and vegetable scraps, cooked and uncooked meat, fish, bones and dairy products, and can even handle pet waste. We also have worm bin composters available, which are the perfect model for those in apartments or condos.”
You can choose from three different types of composters: a one- piece backyard composter, the FreeGarden Earth ($35), the Green cone food digester ($95), or the Wormcycler worm bin ($80.)
For details on the composter sale, to place your order, view your payment options-including online payment, or simply to find out more about which model is best for you, visit regionaldistrict.com/compostersale or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250.469.6250.
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