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County launches new program aimed at helping environment

The County of Grande Prairie has launched a new Backyard Organics Program. Technical Services Manager Jennifer Besinger says they want to make it easier for residents to give back to the environment and practice waste reduction. The program will allow the county to provide a limited number of home composting and digester units at a lower cost.

There is only 10 Green Cone Food Digester Units left and 40 Earth Machine Home Composting Units priced at a cost of $30 each. The digester usually goes for $120 and the composter usually goes for $60 but the county will be offsetting the cost. The County says at the price they are, they are going quickly.

The composter will takes in grass clippings, leaves, and food like fruits and vegetables. The digester can accept all sorts of kitchen waste including meat, bones, dairy, grains as well as pet waste.

The items are available at the Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management. There is only 130 of them and once they are gone, the prices will be back to full cost.

The program began on Monday, May 30th.

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