Residents in five communities in the western region will have the opportunity to learn to compost by participating in a free, one-hour workshop offered by the MMSB (Multi-Materials Stewardship Board) over the next six months.
“With more than 300 tonnes of organic waste being disposed of in our landfills everyday, MMSB is committed to helping Newfoundlanders and Labradorians learn how to successfully create a healthy backyard compost bin and turn their waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment,” said MMSB chief-executive officer Mike Samson in a news release Monday, the start of International Compost Awareness Week.
Learn to compost workshops will be held in Port aux Basques on June 3, from 7-8 p.m. at Christopher’s Hotel and in Stephenville on June 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Kindale Public Library.
Residents can pre-register for the sessions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-901-6672. The MMSB is also partnering with 13 municipalities to offer backyard compost bins to their residents at a reduced rate. Among the communities to participate are St. Anthony, St. George’s and Burgeo. Learn to compost sessions will also be offered in those communities.