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Thanksgiving Holiday October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday October 9, 2017

Norpen office and all landfill sites scheduled to .... [Read more]

Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017   8:36 am


Winners of Third Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Winners of Third Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Subregion 1: Joan Adams

Subregion 2:Town of Conche

Subregion 3: Lillian Moores

Subregion 4: Town of Port Saunders

Updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2017   2:36 pm



THIRD DRAW FOR ROLL-OUT BINS

THIRD DRAW FOR ROLL-OUT BINS

Third draw for roll-out bins going ahead Friday, August 25. Winners will be contacted by 5:00 on Monday, August 28. Sign up to NorPen's Website to be eligible for this draw. Also, must be .... [Read more]

Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017   9:01 am



Winners of Second Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Winners Of Second Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Subregion 1: Ruby Peyton

Subregion 2: Colin Manuel

Subregion 3: Flowers Cove Town Council

Subregion .... [Read more]

Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017   8:26 am


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Composting

Composting reduces waste!

How To Compost

1. Build a compost bin (or buy one from NorPen).
2. Place your outdoor bin in a sunny, easily accessible spot with good drainage.
3. Add organic waste. Alternate between layers of 'brown' and 'green' organic materials.
4. Turn the pile. Turn and mix your pile after you add new material. Your compost pile should be as moist as a wrungout sponge.

What Can Be Composted

Organic waste can be categorized as 'brown' or 'green' materials. Alternate between balanced layer of each when adding waste to your bin.

Tip: Add brown material if your pile is too wet and add water and green material if it is too dry. Store organic kitchen waste under your sink in a small, covered container. Add to your outdoor bin once or twice a week.

Brown Compost

Dried Leaves • Dried & Untreated Grass Clippings • Non-diseased Plants, Twigs & Small Branches • Woodchips & Sawdust (from untreated wood) • Rice, Oats & Other Grains • Paper (Newspaper, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper Rolls & Cereal Boxes) •  Dried Corn Stalks • Pasta (no sauces or oils) • Peanut Shells • Bread & Other Baked Goods

Green Compost

Fruit & Vegetable Peels & Scraps • Crushed Egg Shells • Coffee Grounds & Filters • Tea Bags & Leaves • Fresh Grass Clippings

What Can't Be Composted

All Meat & Fish Products • Bones • Fat, Grease, Oils & Sauces • All Dairy Products • Weeds (that have gone to seed) • Diseased Plants • Dog & Cat Waste • Plants Treated With Pesticides • Toxic Chemicals • Charcoal • Treated Fire Logs

No Pests & No Odours! A properly maintained bin will not attract pests or have an unpleasant smell.


Backyard Composting Bins For Sale

Compost Bins For Sale at NorPen
The Backyard Composting Program was initiated by Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) to offer compost bins at a reduced rate along with an opportunity for residents to participate in an educational training session on successful backyard composting.

Organic waste makes up as much as 30% of all the waste generated in Newfoundland and Labrador. Composting is important, it's easy - and the end result will help your garden grow!

We all know that compost soil is great for our gardens, but there are also many environmental benefits to backyard composting. It reduces the amount of waste sent to the landfill, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Partnering with MMSB provided an opportunity to purchase compost bins for just $21 + tax. Normally backyard compost bins retail between $50 and $70. Also, educational training is provided by NorPen, free of charge. Our goal is to make composting as easy as possible to ensure that those who purchase the bins become committed users who actively divert 30% of their waste.

This is a promotional offer available to residents within the boundaries of the Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board. Compost bins can be purchased by contacting the office at (709) 454-3110 or via email.

NorPen wishes to thank MMSB for launching this new backyard composting initiative.

Related Documents

Backyard Composting - Resources
BackyardComposting-Resources.pdf
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 4:27 pm
Backyard Composting - Guide
BackyardComposting-Guide.pdf
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 4:29 pm
Backyard Composting - FAQs
BackyardComposting-FAQs.pdf
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 4:30 pm



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Telephone: (709) 454-3110
171-173 West Street | PO Box 130
St. Anthony, NL A0K 4S0
Email: darlene.nprsb@nf.aibn.com
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