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Residential Composting in Southgate, ON

Posted by Recycle Coach on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:30 PM

Composting is a valuable part of any municipal solid waste program because it diverts materials from landfills and incinerators. In Canada, over 60% of households participated in some type of composting program in 2011. In this article, we share what one community in Ontario is doing to grow its residential composting program and how it contributes to its diversion goals.

With 2,300+ households, the Township of Southgate in Ontario is a small rural municipality that has implemented an effective residential composting program. Tracey Dupuis in the Public Works Department works closely with the community to increase organic collection and composting with education and outreach programs.

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Topics: International Compost Awareness Week, residential composting, Community Outreach, Organics Origami, composting, southgate, on, windrow composting method, organics, food waste, residential composting program

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