Thursday, May 21, 2015

Global Off Limits: Inside the Municipal Composter

Did you know that Edmonton is home to the largest municipal composter in North America? Organic waste from our garbage is turned into a valuable soil ammendment. Egg shells, apple cores, chicken bones, and even paper napkins are full of nutrients that, through composting, are returned to the soil.

Recently, Michael Boyer of Global News went inside the Edmonton Compost Facility to give viewers a peek at what goes on inside:

Compost created by the City of Edmonton is used on public land, and is also packaged for sale as Second Nature Compost. It can be purchased at all Eco Stations, as well as several home and garden supply stores. See a list of vendors here.

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