Christmas Dinner Pre-Orders Now Open!
Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a family feast, we’ve got the turkey and all the trimmings you need to enjoy Christmas with your loved ones. Pre-order by December 20 for pickup on December 22–23.
Household garbage disposable is changing city-wide and composting is the new initiative being introduced to cut down on excessive waste going into our landfills. We have put together some helpful tips to avoid any confusion so that you can navigate these new changes successfully.
Cities across Canada have been rolling out composting programs in the form of Green Bins or city-provided compost bins which get emptied by the city. Many households are now expected to sort their waste into three different categories: garbage (black cart), recycling and composting (green cart). If you are new to this system, it can be confusing and overwhelming to know which items go where and how to navigate the new composting requirements. Read on for a helpful list of compostable items and the dos and don’ts of using your compost bin.
Composting programs cut down on the amount of waste that goes into a landfill. This in turn cuts down on costs associated with burning or storing garbage. When organic waste (compost) goes into a landfill, it does not properly decompose and breaks down and it releases a greenhouse gas called methane. Also, compost can be used as a safe fertilizer for plants, trees and grass! Composting gives back to the environment!
These items would generally NOT be placed in a home compost bin because they require more heat and time to break down and they attract unwanted pests to your yard.
If the amount of food waste in your home is a concern, don’t worry. We put together our top tips on how to maximize using the food you have, to make sure it doesn’t spoil or get thrown away.