Learn how to compost at home

Register with the City of Red Deer

Registration will open for the City of Red Deer’s Composting at Home program starting Thursday.

A total of 200 households can enroll to compost in their own backyards. Participants will be provided with a free compost bin, aerating tool and kitchen catcher, plus training and ongoing support on how to compost.

Backyard composting can work hand in hand with the city’s new Green Cart program. Not all organic waste can be put in a backyard composter, but what can’t be composted at home can go in the Green Cart.

The compost created at home is great for use on gardens, trees, and even lawns.

Residents who want to participate can go to www.reddeer.ca/composting starting March 1 to register, or they can sign up earlier to be notified when registration opens. Already more than 60 people have signed up to receive the email reminder.

More than 1,200 households have taken part in the program since its launch in 2012, diverting more than 125,000 kilograms of organic material from the landfill.

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