- 5:22 am - Mon, Nov 1, 2010
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Now that Halloween has passed, what do we do with all those pumpkins?
The City of Calgary offers a great option: city-wide pumpkin composting, combined with its leaf-composting services, with 32 drop-off sites located throughout the city.
The resulting compost is used to enrich the soil in parks and other green spaces. In 2009, as a result of the program, some five million pounds (2.3 million kilograms) of organic material was kept out of area landfills.
The City’s Web site adds: The program “… is an easy way to help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created when yard waste and other organic materials breakdown in Calgary landfills. It also helps reduce loads, allowing garbage collection crews to stay on schedule during peak times of the year.”
A program for other cities to replicate, perhaps?
(via Calgary Beacon)