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Free Compost Now Available to Residents

May, 17, 2012 – Compost is now available, weather permitting, to all City residents at no charge.

The pick-up area is located east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road.  Hours of operation at the compost pick-up area are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Residents can drive in and take home free compost ideal for landscaping, flowerbeds and lawns. This compost is not for use in vegetable gardens. Quantities are limited to a maximum of one half ton load per resident.

Residents bringing garbage, recycling and/or hazardous household waste must dispose of these items at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility on Mapleward Road before visiting the special compost pick-up area. Residents must remember to sort and secure loads and always use the appropriate laydown areas.  The compost pick-up area is accessible from John Street Road only.   

“All the leaves and organic garden waste dropped off at the compost laydown area at the landfill have been blended with organic waste collected during the special spring and fall curbside pick-ups,” said Rick Latta, Supervisor – Solid Waste & Recycling Facility.  “The result is high quality, well-aged and screened compost available to city residents at no charge.”  

Residents are advised to bring a shovel and some bags or containers to carry their compost home.  Compost will be available while quantities last.

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Contact: Rick Latta, Supervisor – Solid Waste & Recycling Facility – 625-3392