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Ward 8 News: Leaf and Pumpkin Composting Program

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Ward 8 official website
Pumpkin and Leaves
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:
Do you want nutrient rich compost to add to your garden next spring? Learn how you can make your own compost at:

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