Yard Waste Composting Guidelines

Paper bags are acceptable in the yard waste pile, but plastic bags must be emptied.

The yard and garden waste collected at landfills is chipped and made into windrows to be composted. Diverting yard and garden waste from your garbage:

  • extends the life of a landfill
  • reduces greenhouse gas emissions (methane gas)
  • produces an end product, compost, which can be used by the community to put nutrients back into the soil.

The finished compost material is comprised only of yard and garden material, not household organic material (food waste).

Columbia Shuswap Kickin’ Compost will be available to the public to purchase as batches are ready.

DO PLACE IN THE YARD AND GARDEN AREA

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Shrubs
  • Tree Branches/trunks (less than 8” in diameter)
  • Weeds that aren't noxious or invasive
  • Garden Waste
  • Flowers

DO NOT LEAVE IN THE YARD AND GARDEN AREA

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic flower pots
  • Dirt or rock
  • Noxious or invasive weeds
  • Lumber (such as fence materials, pallets, or treated wood material)
  • Trash of any kind (even a little bit causes contamination)