Star restaurants embrace composting

Staff and customers can now put their food scraps, coffee filters, wooden stir sticks, sugar packets into a different bin

Things just got a little greener at Silver Star Mountain.

For the first time ever, eight restaurants at the resort will divert their organic waste from the landfill.

Staff and customers can now put their food scraps, coffee filters, wooden stir sticks, sugar packets and more into a different bin that goes to Spa Hills Compost in Salmon Arm.

“Silver Star takes its role as environmental steward of this mountain playground very seriously,” said Mark Lehman, food and beverage manager.

Spa Hills Compost has been growing over the past year with a number of additional customers.

The new clients include the Kal Tire head office in Vernon, Sparkling Hill Resort, Fairways Bistro at Royal York Golf Club and Sutherland’s Bakery in Enderby.

The finished compost is used on local farmland to increase water retention in the soil and improve soil composition.

“It’s been great to see how the local community is moving in this direction, to reduce waste and improve soils, especially since 2015 has been the United Nations International Year of the Soil,” said Keli Westgate, sales and marketing manager for Spa Hills.


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