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Compost is a combination of decomposed plant and animal materials and other organic materials being decomposed largely into a rich black soil. As concern about landfill space increases, worldwide interest in recycling by means of composting is growing, since composting is a process for converting decomposable organic materials into useful stable products.
The composting process begins when you separate the organic matter from the household waste. The Mountain View Regional Waste Management trucks pick up the organic matter from your home green bins and the community grass bins and delivers to the Olds College Composting Technology Centre. The organic matter is formed into long piles called "windrows". Household waste typically contains 40% organic by weight.
What to Compost
What is Not Acceptable
We make it easy for you
Composting our County's organic wastes just makes sense. Not only are we saving landfill space and money, but we are conserving valuable organic matter and nutrients, which we can then return to enrich the earth. Your dedication to this program is continuing to make it a great success!
For more information, please read our User Guide for Composting.
Disposal of non-compostable material in the green bins is not permitted. This includes sod, tree trunks, branches, and roots; paper products and diapers.
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