CARBONEAR, NL — Residents of Carbonear and surrounding areas will no longer need to travel to St. John’s for their leaf composting needs.
As of Wednesday, Nov. 29, Carbonear’s new leaf composting site has been officially opened to the public, where residents are free to drop off leaves for compost. On top of this, residents are able to come and take the resulting mulch as they please for personal use in small gardens, or any other purpose they see fit.
The compost site is located at the new municipal depot, located just off Pike’s Lane.
The site came about as a partnership with the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, who contributed $10,000 toward the project.
“We have a lot of trees here in Carbonear and, of course, that leads to lots of leaves,” said Mayor Frank Butt at the opening of the site. “That’s hundreds and hundreds of bags that we pay to have shipped to St. John’s, so it’s both an environmental and an economic benefit for the town.”
The site, which is surrounded by a fresh wooden fencing, is open to all, but will only be accept leaves in biodegradable paper bags as opposed to plastics.