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Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen compost bin sale

March 11, 2016 - 1:44 PM

PENTICTON - The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with business and municipal partners for a short term compost bin sale. Until March 21st residents can pre-purchase compost bins from participating locations. The bins purchased will be collected starting April 22, Earth Day.  

Free composting workshops will be held in March and April.

This year the FreeGarden Earth Compost Bin™ is available for $45 plus taxes. An attractively curved black container, the compost bin helps break down garden waste, leaves, uncooked fruits and vegetables. It is a great system for creating rich compost.

The Green Cone™, capable of breaking down cooked food waste and meat, will be sold for $109.85 plus taxes. This system is buried partially in the ground where it breaks down waste directly into the soil. Every few years the leftover slurry is removed and buried in a different section of your property. The Green Cone is not used to break down yard waste so is a great compliment to an existing compost bin.

In Penticton, residents can pre-purchase compost bins at 5 different businesses. Participating vendors are Canadian Tire, GardenWorks (formerly Art Knapp’s), Home Hardware Penticton, RONA and Whole Foods Market.

In Oliver, Canadian Tire, Pacific Silica and the Riverside Garden Center will be pre-selling the two types of bins. In Keremeos residents can pre-purchase bins from the Home Building Centre.

The Summerland Municipal Hall and Osoyoos Sonora Community Centre are also pre-selling compost bins.

Collection for all bins purchased will start Earth Day which falls on Friday April 22nd.

The RDOS will be hosting free composting workshops at various locations. See the workshop table at the end of this press release for full details. Workshops include how to compost effectively and indoor worm composting. The first will be held at 7 pm at the RDOS Building at 101 Martin Street in Penticton on March 16th.

For more information, contact the RDOS Solid Waste Division at 250-490-4129, or visit

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