Halloween is just
around the corner! This means hundreds of carved pumpkins will be disposed of
in November. Each year the City of Calgary runs a Leaf & Pumpkin Composting
Program to turn our unwanted yard waste into nutrient rich compost. The Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Program
runs until November 8.
On average, yard waste
makes up a third of household garbage. When waste is brought to the landfill,
it is tightly compacted and is unable to obtain enough oxygen to biodegrade,
and will instead release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Try out a paper yard waste bag instead of a plastic
bag. These bags are 100%
compostable and can be found at many local yard and garden retailers. Plastic
bags are still accepted, but paper bags are preferred.
In Ward 8, there are drop-off locations at the Marda Loop and
Wildwood Community Associations. For a list of the other 34 locations and
more information on the Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Program visit: www.calgary.ca/leaf
Do you want nutrient
rich compost to add to your garden next spring? Learn how you can make your own
compost at: www.calgary.ca/composting
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.