July 5, 2018

Why compost?  Well modern farming methods have worked soil hard without letting them lie fallow.  To let a field lie fallow is a practice that can be traced back to the middle ages where would plant 2/3 of his land and leave one fallow or, let it rest.  This helped the...

August 28, 2017


But let’s talk about why.

We hear this question regularly, especially when it comes to sorting plastic. While both are designed to break down, they are different. And the confusion around them causes all sorts of problems for waste disposal.

Simply put, biodegradable...

August 28, 2017

It looks a lot like what you’d expect. Seriously. It’s picking up organic waste, it’s not rocket science.

(Although there is definitely some science behind the breaking-down process).

But I thought I’d open the lid on our day-to-day operations because we’re not your aver...

August 15, 2017

A lot more household waste belongs in compost than in recycling or trash. Which bin do you fill first?

When people start diverting their waste, the question that always comes up is: can I compost this? Usually the answer is yes.

We’re all pretty aware that food scraps go...

July 5, 2017

You’re right, you do need to compost. We’re beyond the point of “it’s a green idea.” More and more it’s becoming the law in BC.

Metro Vancouver enacted a ban on disposal of food scraps as garbage in 2015, and by 2018 the Fraser Valley Regional District will follow suit.


June 19, 2017

We’re not going to sugar-coat it for you. When dealing with food waste and organic material, things can get a little messy. But we like messy.

Here are some things you can absolutely expect from your new composting program.

It smells bad

We will be the first to admit this...

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