During much of the year, the Let’s Talk Trash team hosts free compost workshops every month. Stay tuned to our website, listen to our local radio show on Thursdays at 5 on CJMP 90.1 fm, find us on Facebook, or pick up the latest Peak to find out when our next workshop is happening.
We’ll be covering methods for both indoor and outdoor use including:
Converted Freezer composters
Bear proof composters
and many more methods are on active display at the Compost Education Center located in the community gardens behind the Community Resource Center (at 4752 Joyce Avenue). Feel free to visit anytime to come and take a look at what is possible.
Garburators: Solution to Food Scraps?
We wouldn’t flush organic fertilizer down the drain….or would we? Well, this is exactly what happens when we send our food scraps down the drain via a sink garburator. It is taxing the sewers and leading to more maintenance issues. Food scraps are rich in nitrogen as well and when added to the waterways reduces available oxygen necessary for a healthy eco-system (an issue known as eutrophication). Read about why Squamish is considering banning garburators.
Good news? You can keep this valuable resource in your community by:
- sharing your food scraps with a neighbour who compost,
- dropping off food scraps at the Compost Education Centre (Please de-bag and read signage),
- attending one of LTT’s free monthly compost workshops and start a backyard composter (Converted Freezer Composter, Worm Bin, Speedi Bin, Jora, Green Cone, 3 bin, Pile Composting), and
- learning a method of indoor composting (Bokashi, Worm Bin).
Stay tuned about a potential Community Composting Pilot project coming to Powell River this Fall!
Want to learn more about food waste prevention?
If you didn’t make it to the screening of “Just Eat It,” check out the film (streamable) online.
Other great resources include the Ministry of Environment Residential Food Waste Reduction Tools
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