This will be the first of three yard waste pickups being hosted throughout the summer, behind the old Visitors Centre, located on 100 Street.
“NEAT started doing (yard waste collection) one or two times a year, many years ago because there is no yard waste drop-off spot in Fort St. John,” Communication Director for NEAT, Tammy Hrab said” “…People can bring their grass, leaves, dead plants, bush trimmings and tree branching they’ve pruned.”
The waste will be stored in a large bin and taken to a Public Works lagoon, where it’s composted and later used for the city’s gardening. In the past, NEAT has managed to filled two, thirty yard bins full of organic compost.
As for the remainder of the year, Hrab suggests residents set up a backyard compost bin.
The event is being held Saturday May 31, 2014, between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you would like to learn more about organic compost, contact NEAT at 1 888 689 6328 or visit their website, www.neat.ca.