Composting and Natural Yard Care

Composting is as Easy as 1,2,3...

Composting can reduce your household waste by more than 30%. Composting not only helps to reduce the amount of waste going to local landfills, but by adding compost to your garden, flower beds, lawn and trees you improve soil fertility and texture and reduce the need for watering. Best of all, your plants will love it! For more information, check out the two information sheets listed below:

Information sheet: 3 Easy Steps to Compost

Information sheet: Natural Yard Care

Indoor Worm Composting

Indoor worm composting is a great way to compost fruit and vegetable scraps inside your home. Worm castings make an excellent fertilizer.

Brochure on Worm Composting

Free Worm Composting Workshop - Monday October 7th, 2013

Yard Waste Drop Off Program at Landfills

Landfills accept up to 500 kg per load of yard waste free of charge.

Yard waste includes tree and hedge prunings, garden plants, pine needles and cones, windfall fruit, grass clippings and leaves. Materials are chipped and used to make compost or provided to farmers as animal bedding. All landfills in the RDOS accept up to 500 kg per load of yard waste free of charge.

City of Penticton Compost

The City of Penticton sells compost to the general public at the Campbell Mountain Sanitary Landfill.

For information on City of Penticton compost please visit the City of Penticton Compost webpage or call the City of Penticton at 250-490-2500.

 

Agricultural and Winery Composting

As a part of the RDOS Solid Waste Management Plan, the RDOS is developing strategies to assist agriculturists and wine makers deal with organic materials.

BC Agricultural Composting Handbook