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City sets up organic waste composting drop-offs in Vernon

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April 04, 2019 - 1:30 PM

VERNON - The City of Vernon is allowing residents to take their compost to City Hall.

The City has set up two organics collection bins - one located at City Hall, the other at the Schubert Centre.

According to a media release from the City, the pilot program aims to divert organic waste from being sent to landfill, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 90 per cent. The project hopes it will reduce 138 tonnes of emissions in a year.

Residents will be able to deposit organic waste that includes raw or cooked meat, fish and chicken bones, along with food scraps. The bins will be emptied once a week by Spa Hills Compost - a Salmon Arm-based company who turn food waste and other organic material into fertilizer.

The organics collection bins are located in the parking lot next to the Community Services Building at City Hall and behind the Schubert Centre.

The project has been funded by the Climate Action Revolving Fund, a city initiative to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by City operations.

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