Recycling: Cut your disposed garbage in half

The Regional Waste Reduction Office will host a composter sale Saturday, April 2, at a new location in West Kelowna, the parking lot of Canadian Tire.

The Regional Waste Reduction Office will host a composter sale Saturday, April 2, at a new location in West Kelowna, the parking lot of Canadian Tire.

Five hundred Earth Machine composters will be available for $40, tax included, a big savings from the regular $100 retail price. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. first come, first served—and cash only.

“We’re doing things a little differently this year, hosting a walk up event instead of a drive through as in years past,” said regional waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart.

“That means no vehicle lineups, and no idling. These composters fit in any sized vehicle, and we’ll have the Air Cadets on hand again this year to help you carry your composter to your vehicle.”

Stewart added that the composters are big enough for a family of five, easy to assemble, and made of recycled material.

“One-third to one-half of household waste is easily compostable,” Stewart explained. “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, a huge savings for our landfill. And by adding compost to your garden, your soil comes alive —greener grass, healthier flowers, better fruit and vegetables.”

For more information on the composter sale, check out the website www.regionaldistrict.com/recycle, or call 250-469-6250.

 

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