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City selling $20 backyard composters while supplies last

May 1, 2019 -

The City of Kingston is now offering backyard composters for sale for just $20 while supplies last – that's less than half the price the City usually charges!

Pick one up at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre, 196 Lappan's Lane, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

"Why buy compost when you can make your own? Composting in your backyard is a great way to capture the nutrients in organic waste for use in your garden," says Heather Roberts, manager, solid waste.

It costs $90 a tonne for the City to process organic waste collected in the green bin, so backyard composting can also save municipal dollars and the greenhouse gas emissions related to the collection vehicles.

There are a number of items – like bones, dairy products, fats and oils – that can go in the green bin, but should not go in backyard composter. For details, see www.CityofKingston.ca/Greenbin.

Have ideas for strategies the City can implement to divert more household waste? Offer them now at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/Waste-Strategies.