Compost It! Composting service now available to all residents.
Did you know that over 1/3rd of the waste generated from the average household is organic material that can be made into valuable compost? Organic material that goes to the landfill takes years to decompose and creates unhealthy greenhouse gases and toxic runoff. Using a garburator to dispose of kitchen scraps is worse for the environment because of the additional load it places on our wastewater treatment plants. UBC’s “in-vessel composter” takes organic material and turns it into nutrient rich soil.
If you are concerned about the environment this project is an opportunity for you to significantly reduce your waste and help make a valuable resource at the same time. Here’s what’s involved:
UBC Waste Management will place a green container (about half the size of a recycle container) in your Garbage/Recycle room. UNA buildings participating in the composting project will receive composting guidelines and can purchase a kitchen container ($15 plus applicable taxes) to collect their kitchen scraps. Kitchen containers are to be emptied into the larger green container in your garbage/recycling room and will be picked up weekly by UBC Waste Management.
Fifteen residential buildings in the UNA are currently part of the UNA / UBC Composting Project. Used properly, there is no mess or smell. If you have any questions contact the UNA office at 604-827-5158. If your strata is not part of the composting project, contact your strata council and encourage them to participate. Download the composting brochure and learn more.
Replacement charcoal filters for compost bins now available!
We’re pleased to announce that replacement charcoal filters are now available at The Old Barn Community Centre. The cost is $5 plus applicable taxes for a pack of three filters and can be purchased at the front desk.