Residents are not required to use compostable bags for organics - this is your choice. Organic materials can be placed directly into the green catcher (small green organics container) and the large organics roll-out cart. However, if you wish to line your green catcher with a bag, a compostable bag must be used.
Compostable bags are made from a food by-product such as corn starch and can break down easily. If you decide to use a bag, it is important to use only compostable bags, not plastic bags or biodegradable bags. Biodegradable bags contain petroleum products which contaminate the composting process. Biodegradable bags can be used for waste in your black waste cart.
You can also use newspaper to line your green catcher. If you have a particularly wet organic, wrap it in a newspaper or paper towel to help absorb the liquids.
Compostable bags can be purchased at the following stores in Sherwood Park:
- Canadian Tire
- Home Depot
- Home Hardware
- Safeway in Sherwood Park Mall
- Safeway on Wye Road
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Sobey's on Baseline Road
- Sobey's on Wye Road
- Wal Mart
- Zellers in Sherwood Park Mall
Quantity and availability of bags may vary by store.
Winnifred Stewart, a local non-profit association, sells both compostable and blue bags. Call 780-451-5142 or visit their website for more details.
If you notice another location that should be added, please let us know and we will add it to the list.
Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2011
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