Upcoming composting seminars in the Similkameen

Regional district residents have the opportunity to pre-purchase compost bins or Green Cones from locations in the Similkameen

Compost Bin Pre-Sale and Free Rain Barrel Workshops

Regional district residents have the opportunity to  pre-purchase compost bins or Green Cones from participating locations from March 1 to 23. Pre-purchased bins will then be available for collection by April 22, Earth Day.

The Keremeos village office and the Princeton town office are also set up to pre-sell compost bins.

Residents are advised to call ahead for payment options if purchasing bins at local government sites.

Two different compost bins are on sale. The FreeGarden Earth Compost Bin will be sold for $44 plus taxes, and the Green Cone, capable of breaking down cooked food waste and meat, will be available  for $105.15 plus taxes. This system is buried partially in the ground where it breaks down waste directly in the soil. Every few years the leftover sludge is removed and buried in a different section of your property. The Green Cone is not used to break down yard waste so it is a great compliment to an existing compost bin.

Free composting workshops are available to those wishing more information on the workings of the two units.

Sessions in the Similkameen take place on the following days:

Saturday, Mar. 15 10 a.m. Princeton Riverside Centre, Harvesting the Heavens with Rain Barrels.

Saturday,  Mar. 15, 11 a.m. Princeton Riverside Centre, How to Compost Effectively.

Saturday, Mar. 15 1 p.m.,  Hedley Community Club Hall, How to Compost Effectively.Saturday,  Mar 29 at 2 p.m., Hedley Community Club Hall, Harvesting the Heavens with Rain Barrels.

Saturday, Mar. 29 1p.m.at Keremeos Victory Hall, Harvesting the Heavens with Rain Barrels, and, finally, at 2 p.m. in  Keremeos Victory Hall, How to Compost Effectively.

 

For more information, contact the RDOS Solid Waste Division at 250-490-4129, e-mail info@rdos.bc.ca or visit www.rdos.bc.ca.