Curbside composting is on its way

Abbotsford will begin the program at the start of next year

  • Jul. 11, 2012 4:00 p.m.

A new city-wide curbside composting program will begin on Jan. 2, 2013 in Abbotsford.

Made public in April 2011, the program will require people to separate all compostables (food waste, grass clippings, etc.) and collect them separately from other household wastes. The city will collect all three streams of household waste (recycling and compost once a week and garbage once every two weeks).

The company Net Zero Waste Inc. has been awarded a $6-million, 10-year contract for compostable waste disposal and processing services. The facility is now being built at 5050 Gladwin Rd.

The program is expected to divert about 4,000 tonnes of garbage from the Cache Creek landfill site per year. A composting initiation kit, which includes a kitchen compost collection pail, will be distributed to residents in the fall.