Composting made easier in Terrace

IF YOU feel guilty about not composting but don't have the space or money to have your own composter, one resident has a solution.

  • Mar. 19, 2011 7:00 a.m.

IF YOU feel guilty about not composting but don’t have the space or money to have your own composter, one resident has a solution.

Community Compost is a year-round compost where people can drop off their compostables.

It is really for anyone in the whole area so if anyone feels like they want to compost, they’re more than welcome to come throw in [their compostables] at any time,” said Elissa Marcus, who set up the cold composter at 4509 Greig Ave.

She got the idea for a community compost bin after living in an apartment building and having to take her compostables to a friend’s place.

Project Eco-Prise through the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, which gives money to people who come up with ways to reduce waste, provided her with the money to set up the compost boxes, maintenance and advertising.

Marcus is using one compost box right now but hopes to have three going in the future.

Things that can go into the compost bin are vegetable and fruit scraps, egg shells, moldy bread, coffee grounds, raw scraps from cooking, leaves and grass, she said.

Anything that can attract animals – dairy products, eggs, meat, bones, cooked food, fats and oils – is not to be put into the composter.

Several people are using the compost bin right now and Marcus hopes that more people will come out to use it.

After a couple of seasons, the material in the bin should be turned into soil and then it can be used on gardens like hers and other people’s too, she said.

 

Just Posted

TDCSS ends on-campus daycare service

College committed to continuing service as it seeks new provider

Terrace teen honoured at Commonwealth writing competition

Ariadna Sullivan among 12,000 entrants vying for top awards

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

Pool upgrade on budget, slightly behind

Completion is set for March 30, and opening will likely be late-April, early-May

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Most Read