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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
Fx: (403) 845-3230
Composting and Yard Waste Recycling
Composting and Yard Waste Recycling
The end result of composting makes an excellent soil conditioner for the garden or a "top dressing" for the lawn.l  Compost improves the garden's productivity by breaking up heavy soils, increasing soil organic matter, adding a source of nutrient and helping the soil retain water.  The environmental benefits of composting go far beyond the garden.  Composting can have a big impact on a family's waste output.

Incentives
Recognizing that resource conservation is everyone's business, the Town of Rocky Mountain House will offer a Composting and Yard Waste Recycling Program option to maximize resource conservation.  

Each year a family of four in Alberta produce more than one-half tonne of organic waste, a waste that is traditionally sent to landfill, can be composted.  In addition to waste reduction, composting reduces the cost for waste disposal, protects air quality by minimizing pollutants emitted during waste disposal (reduced vehicle trips equates to reduced vehicle tailpipe emissions), reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides around your home, keeps valuable nutrients necessary for plant growth from being lost to landfills, and protects water quality within the watershed.

Rebate Cost
This rebate program offers up to $50 for the purchase of either the material to construct a compost and yard waste recycling unit or to purchase a premade unit.  There is a maximum rebate of $50 per civic address.

Qualifications
This offer applies to Rocky Mountain House residential utility customers.

Criteria
The criteria for an application include:
  • Providing proof of purchase, in the form of the original receipt, to receive a refund for their composter
  • Submitting a picture of the purchased or constructed composter
  • Completing the rebate application form and declaration
  • Mailing or dropping off the above items to the Town Office

Composting Information 2013 Composting Brochure