An Enderby business has implemented a compost system to divert waste from the landfill and improve local soils.
A bin was delivered to Sutherland’s Bakery Thursday so staff and customers can put their food scraps, coffee filters, stir sticks, sugar packets and more into a different bin that goes to Spa Hills Compost in Salmon Arm.
Spa Hills is expanding its food waste composting operation to help divert waste from the landfill while creating a chemical-free compost for the 300 acres it farms.
“Compost helps our soil retain moisture, which is very important in such a dry region,” said Josh Mitchell, Spa Hills Compost co-owner.
“Plus, we’ll be helping restaurants, hotels and other businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, which is really they way things are going.”
The company currently covers Vernon, Salmon Arm, Enderby, Sicamous, Sorrento, Falkland, Coldstream, Lake Country and Grindrod.