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Compost Available

May 28, 2009 – Compost is now available to City residents at no charge – weather permitting, while quantities last. The compost pick-up area will be open from Thursday, June 4 until Wednesday, June 10 only. No early birds please. The pick-up area is located just east of the main John Street Landfill Site entrance and will be open during the above dates to allow residents to drive in and take home free compost ideal for landscaping, flowerbeds and lawns. This compost is not for use in vegetable gardens.

Residents bringing garbage, recycling and/or hazardous household waste must dispose of their load in the landfill site and the recycling and hazardous waste laydown areas before visiting the special compost pick-up area. Remember to sort your load and always use the appropriate laydown areas.  The compost pick-up area is accessible from John Street Road only.   

“All the leaves, branches, yard and garden waste dropped off at the compost laydown area at the landfill has been blended with organic waste collected during the special spring and fall curbside pickups,” said John Husiak, Manager – Roads. “Even the pumpkins collected in the fall during the Great Pumpkin Collection and the chips from the Xmas Tree Chipping Program are included in the mix. The result is high quality, well-aged and screened compost available to any city resident who wants to come out and pick some up.” 

The Compost Pick-Up area will be open during regular Landfill Site hours on weekdays from 8 am until 6:30 pm and on Saturday June 6, from 8 am until 4:30 pm. Residents are advised to bring a shovel and some bags or containers to carry their compost home. 

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Contact: John Huisak, Manager – Roads, 684-2195