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Ward 11 News: Leaf and Pumpkin Composting Program

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You have until Sunday, November 6th to drop off your bagged leaves and pumpkins to a drop-off location to be composted.
Find a drop-off location near you!

By composting your leaves and pumpkins, you help:

- Decrease use of our landfills
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Turn waste into nutrient-rich compost
- Help collection crews during peak times of the year

When yard waste is put in the landfill, it doesn't break down. Instead, it releases carbon dioxide and methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Composting this organic material helps greatly to reduce greenhouse gases and turn it into nutrient-rich compost supporting the growth of new plants.

Organic materials are simply too good to waste! Learn more about how a landfill works and why turning your yard waste into nutrient-rich compost is the best option. You can also find more at The City’s Why Composting? page.


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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