The City of New Westminster is now selling limited quantities of rain barrels and backyard composters in an effort to promote water conservation and composting at home. Available to New Westminster residents only, these items will be sold at a subsidized rate on a first come, first serve basis.
You can do your part to conserve our region’s drinking water by storing rain water to use for your plants and gardens. Did you know that lawn and garden watering accounts for the largest portion of residential water use in the summer? Consider playing a part in water conservation by purchasing a 75 gallon rain barrel at the subsidized price of $75.00 (includes tax).
Studies show that more than 40% of what we send to landfills is organic waste (eg. garden refuse, leaves, vegetable scraps, etc.), some of which can be composted at home. Participation in home composting reduces the amount of waste trucks on the road, reduces the amount of methane gas (a very potent greenhouse gas) generated from the landfills and provides a rich compost (the end product) which is an excellent nutrient-rich material to add to your garden. An 80 gallon backyard composter can be purchased at the subsidized price of $30.00 (includes tax).
Worm Composting & Workshop Info – NOW FULL
For residents who wish to compost but don’t have a backyard, worm composting may be the solution for you. Included is a one-hour instructional workshop (required before purchase) and a worm compost kit (containing a bin, tray, lid, worms, garden fork, bedding and guidebook), all for the subsidized price of $35.00 (includes tax).
*The April 24th workshop is now full. Stay tuned for future workshop dates. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list for the April 24th session, please call Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691.
For more information or to confirm availability, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691. Payment methods at time of purchase can be cash or cheque.