Green RoomTown of Grand Bank gets ready for curbside composting!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation (BPWMC) – in partnership with MMSB, the Town of Grand Bank and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – is launching an exciting new composting pilot to examine the feasibility of collecting and composting organic waste and paper fibre on the Burin Peninsula. The project has the potential to pave the way for a local, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective solution for the peninsula’s two largest waste streams.
Through a waste management study that was conducted in 2008, BPWMC identified organics (food and yard waste) and paper fibre (paper and cardboard) as the two largest types of waste disposed of in the region. By successfully composting organics and paper fibre on the Burin Peninsula, up to 67% of household waste could be diverted from landfills– saving money for communities within the region and reducing the region’s environmental impact from landfilling waste.
Participating households from the Town of Grand Bank will separate organic waste and paper fibre from the rest of their garbage before putting it to the curb for collection. Organic waste and paper fibre will be collected at the same time as regular garbage, but will be unloaded at a separate composting area located at the Fortune/Grand Bank waste disposal site. On site, BPWMC staff will de-bag, inspect and mix organics and paper fibre before placing it in one of three compost windrows (a long compost pile), where the composting process will be carried out. The first collection will take place on Wednesday March 7, 2012 and will continue, each Wednesday, until the pilot concludes on Nov. 21, 2012.
For more information, visit the Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation website.
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