RDOS hosts compost bin sale

RDOS hosts compost bin sale

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Composting just got a little cheaper – but only until March 21.

Residents across the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) can pre-purchase wholesale compost bins until March 21 at participating locations. Collection of all pre-purchased bins will start Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd.

The FreeGarden Earth Compost Bin is available for $46 plus taxes. A curved black container, the compost bin helps break down garden waste, leaves, uncooked fruits and vegetables.

“It is a great system for creating rich compost for home gardens,” said Karla Kozakevich, RDOS chair.

In Oliver, Canadian Tire will be pre-selling compost bins. The pre-sale ends on March 21st and residents can collect purchased units on April 22nd.

This year the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will be exclusively selling the Green Cone. The Green Cone is capable of breaking down cooked food waste and meat. It is being sold for $124.85 plus taxes. This system is buried partially in the ground where it breaks down waste directly into the soil.

“The Green Cone is a great compliment to an existing compost bin,” Kozakevich said.

For more information on how to purchase and use the Green Cone, contact the RDOS Solid Waste Division at 250-490-4129, info@rdos.bc.ca or visit www.rdos.bc.ca.