What can I do with my food scraps?

Municipalities across British Columbia are recognizing the benefits of composting food scraps. Many areas now offer curbside collection of food scraps or subsidized at-home composting equipment. Also, in some regional districts including Metro Vancouver, Capital Regional District or the Regional District of Nanaimo, food scraps are banned from disposal as garbage.

Composting your food scraps at home or on-site at your multi-family or commercial building is also an excellent option. Composting on-site eliminates financial and environmental costs of collection and transportation. It also provides you with a valuable resource of nutrient rich compost that is in great demand by gardeners and landscapers.  

Contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for options available in your community.

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