Composting

Saddle Hills County Council promotes Recycling & Composting

ComposterSaddle Hills County is hoping to encourage those who aren’t already doing so to enjoy the benefits of the composting. The County has purchased composters which are for sale through the County office for $60 a-piece.

“Many County residents, especially rural residents, are already aware of the value and benefits composting and are engaged in the process on their farms. We’re hoping to encourage residents who may not be aware of the benefits of composting to get started,” says Environmental Services Manager Darren Lubeck.

How Does Composting Work?
Composting is the natural process of 'rotting' or decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms under controlled conditions.

Compost is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. Composting produces a rich soil supplement which improves plant growth.

In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover.*
* From
George Mason University

Composting

What Can I put In My Composter?

FOOD SCRAPS:

Baked goods, Bones, Bread, Cereal, Cheese, Coffee grounds, Dairy products, Eggs & eggshells, Fish, Fruits, Gravy & sauces, Nuts, Pasta, Peanut butter, Pizza,  Processed foods, Rice, Salads, Sandwiches, Spoiled or moldy food, and Vegetables

NON-RECYCLABLE PAPER

Coffee filters, Facial tissue, Greasy pizza boxes, Paper bags, Paper napkins, Non-coated paper plates, Paper towels, Tea bags, Small paper items, Plain white tissue paper,

YARD DEBRIS

Flowers, Grass clippings, Houseplants, Leaves, Plant trimmings, Small branches (no larger than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter), and Weeds

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Pet hair, Wooden chopsticks, stir sticks, and popsicle sticks**

** Artwork and information based on the City of Denver’s composting campaign.

For more information on composting in Saddle Hills County call Manager of Environmental Services Darren Lubeck at the County.

Ph: 780-864-3760

Email: dlubeck#saddlehills.ab.ca