Two municipalities are making composting more accessible.

Although both municipalities are going to make these available, the following story and prices are pertaining to Dysart et al

Earlier this week at the Dysart et al regular council meeting, the municipal councillors voted to approve the cost for residents to buy composters and digesters.

For a composter, it is a flat rate of $39 a unit and digesters are $83 a unit.

Councillor John Smith who chairs the Dysart Environment Committee says that both items have already been ordered and that ordering them in bulk saves money, which is what they did.

The composters should arrive by next week.

Included in the report supporting the approval of the cost to the ratepayers was a breakdown of the benefits that composting has.

Compost is supposed to be better for your lawn and garden, plus it saves money in the sense that it is a better “soil amendment”, it also generates healthier plants, supports self-management of kitchen and yard waste, a reduced cost of taking things to the landfill and it can be more economical and eco-friendly than throwing everything away.

Dysart residents are encouraged to purchase them once they are in stock at the landfill and the municipal office in Haliburton Village.

Written by Phil McCabe