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Information Sessions Scheduled to Show Importance of Using Compost

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Information Sessions Scheduled to Show Importance of Using Compost

A series of public information sessions are being scheduled to teach residents about the Northern Roots Compost program.

All the compost collected is a mixture of yard waste, wood chips and the municipality’s biosolids produced at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Regional Landfill.

“There are a lot of opportunities for beautifying our region using this local resource,” said Nina Caines, Manager of Parks, in a release.  It’s reassuring to see we’re exploring additional ways to manage waste and reuse it an environmentally friendly way that’s beneficial for all residents.”

The idea is to reduce the community’s carbon footprint, minimize landfill waste, and make balanced decisions.

These sessions are being scheduled for April 28-30 during the Spring Trade Show at MacDonald Island.

  • Friday: 1 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

An additional session will be held on May 13, near the Doug Barnes Cabin. Times for this session have yet to be announced.

A demonstration garden filled with Northern Roots Compost is also located at the Doug Barnes Cabin. Though it’s too early for planting season, raised planters have been installed with the compost being mixed with the soil.

As the weather gets warmer, the RMWB is encouraging residents to view the garden and see the benefits of using compost.

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