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Final week for deal on backyard composter

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March 24, 2017 - 2:48 PM

KELOWNA - Here’s your chance to cut your garbage in half, be extra nice to your garden – and save money.  For one more week you can pre order a backyard composter, food digester, or worm cycler-- at a reduced rate!

Until Friday March 31stt, the Regional Waste Reduction Office is offering subsidized backyard composters for $35 (tax included), a big savings from the regular $80 retail price.  Green Cone food digesters ($99) and worm cyclers ($80) are also available. (A limited supply of Rain barrels for sale at $75 have since sold out!)

Rae Stewart with the Regional Waste Reduction Office says backyard composting is easy, fun, and an inexpensive way to create your very own soil enhancer. “All you need is greens (nitrogen based materials, veggie or fruit scraps), browns (carbon-dry leaves or grass, even shredded newspaper), air, a little water, and eventually you get compost by letting it rot and virtually without lifting a finger. If you want to work at it a little more, you can make your own compost in a few short months!”

Stewart adds one third to one 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, which equals far less waste heading to our landfill. And by adding nutrient rich compost to your garden, your soil comes alive – creating more robust plants, flowers, fruits and veggies that also require less water. Add it to your lawn for the same effect!

Stewart says offering three varieties of composter’s increases waste reduction options for residents. “The food digester is the perfect alternative to the backyard composter if you don’t need finished compost and you’re looking for something really low maintenance.  Its hassle free, can even handle pet waste, and takes all types of food waste, including fruit and vegetable scraps, cooked and uncooked meat, fish, bones and dairy products, rice, bread and pasta! The worm cycler is an ideal alternative for condo and apartment dwellers that don’t have the space for a backyard composter.”

For details on the composter sale, to place your order, view your payment options, including online, or find out more about which model is best for you, visit or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250.469.6250.

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