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HRM educates residents as part of International Compost Awareness Week

Thursday, May 2, 2013 (Halifax) - “Feed the Soil - Compost!” That’s the theme for this year’s International Compost Awareness Week being held from May 6 – 12, 2013.

Join HRM Solid Waste at the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 4 to have your composting questions answered. They will also be giving away seeds and will be drawing for a kitchen compost bin and backyard composter. HRM staff will be at Halifax Shopping Centre on Friday, May 10 rewarding residents who use the multi-stream recycling bins in the mall to sort their waste.

Composting is a natural process through which organic material is converted into a soil-like product called compost. When residents use their green bin or backyard compost, they are diverting resource material away from landfill disposal.

For more information about what goes where in HRM’s recycling and organics programs, visit


Media contact:

Janet Bryson
HRM Communications



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