Tuesday, October 12, 2010
New yard clean up tool – the brown paper bag.
The resulting compost is a nutrient-rich soil booster that is used in various green spaces in Calgary. It also helps reduce greenhouse gases by keeping millions of kilograms of organic material out of our landfills.
Because of the large volumes of yard waste produced during this time of year the City will implement, as needed, a limit on the amount of garbage bags collected from each household of up to five bags. This bag limit will ensure City crews complete collection routes on schedule.
The 2010 Leaf & Pumpkin Composting program is being held at 32 participating depot locations, including the three City landfills. For more information on a depot near you, visit calgary.ca/waste or call 3-1-1. The program runs until November, 14.
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