Council wants grass recycling

Council has cut the residential yard compost program from its 2015 budget and Rimbey residents are encouraged

Council has cut the residential yard compost program from its 2015 budget and Rimbey residents are encouraged to look at grass recycling as an alternative.

Acting CAO Dona Tona is in favour of the change.

“We are now in the majority of the communities in Alberta that have gone to grass cycling,” she said. “It is really nothing new and it is a good way to reduce the environmental footprint.”

Residents are encouraged to leave their grass clippings on their lawn and not include them in their garbage.

“The contractor will not pick them up and the landfill will not accept them.”

Lawns should be mowed every four to five days with a sharp blade. No more than one third of the height of the grass should be cut at any time.

Grass should be dry when it is mowed to ensure the roots stay intact.

Tona said grass clippings are made up of 80 to 85 per cent water and, if the weather is warm, will usually disappear into the lawn within three days of cutting.

Tona said Leduc is one of the municipalities where grass recycling is in effect and it has worked very well in that community.


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