Respect City’s compost service

Letter writer urges neighbours not to abuse privilege of organic dumping access

As a local gardener/landscaper, I really appreciate City of Castlegar providing the public with the two concrete stalls behind the ball field at the complex where we can put organic yard and garden debris.

There are three signs there that indicate what kinds of things to put in each stall and one sign indicating to not leave bags full of things in the bins but to empty the bags and take them with you. But when I was there recently there a dozen or more garbage bags full of stuff were in the stalls.

I think it would be great if people took the time to empty the bags because it would be unfortunate to lose this composting system that the city has provided us with due to lack of co-operation.


–Kari Burk,