CRD set to sell organic digesters

Household food waste digesters will be for sale at discount prices to residents in areas not serviced by municipal garbage programs.

Reduced-price household digesters will be for sale by the Capital Regional District this Saturday at West Shore Parks and Recreation as a way to help prepare for the elimination of kitchen scraps from garbage.

Digesters compost kitchen scraps at home, including meat, grains, dairy and other foods. The digesters are placed outside and half buried, which also keeps rodents away from compost and away from your home.

They are best used for waste diversion, rather than a way to build soil.

The CRD states kitchen scraps make up about 30 per cent of the waste ending up in Hartland landfill. Starting in 2014, putting kitchen scraps into the landfill will be subject to a surcharge. As of 2015, kitchen scraps will be outright banned from garbage.

Household food waste digesters will be available for sale at discount prices to residents in areas not serviced by municipal garbage programs. CRD states the digesters normally retail at $165 but will cost $95, including tax, at this event.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot off Ocean Blvd.

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