COMPOST AND WOOD CHIP GIVEAWAY DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2017
The Township of King Public Works Department will be hosting a compost and wood chip giveaway day on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Works Yard located at 16735 8th Concession, Schomberg (corner of Lloydtown-Aurora Road and 8th Concession). Please bring your own shovels and containers. Arrive early – limited quantities available!
Did you know that organics waste accounts for approximately 30% of all waste generated in your home?
Organic waste collection and decomposition, or composting, is the process of collecting, grinding, mixing and using air or water to speed up aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of organic material.
The resulting compost created by this process is a nutrient rich material that can be spread over soil to help nurture plant growth and health.
Composting is a vital part of promoting green friendly methods of waste reduction and environmental sustainability.
Here are some of the items which should be placed in the organics bin:
Food soiled paper products
Paper napkins and facial tissue
Soiled paper take out containers
Here are some of the items which should not be placed in the organics receptacle:
Plastic film, wrap and bags (excluding pet waste bags)
Waxed and foil paper packaging
Foam and plastic take-out containers
The Township is encouraging you to make the switch from plastic bags to compostable or paper bags to line your Green Bin or kitchen container. Plastic bags are still currently accepted but using compostable bags in your Green Bin makes doing a great thing for the environment even better!
Compostable bags break down completely into compost during the composting process
Plastic bags do not break down and are screened from the final compost and landfilled
Compostable bags are made from natural, plant-based materials
Plastic bags are petroleum-based and require 400 to 1,000 years to break down
Compostable bags support a more sustainable, environmentally
Compostable bags are available at most grocery and hardware stores throughout York Region. Many different brands are available, but be sure to look for certified compostable bags.