From the Comox Valley Echo, Tuesday 5 March 2013, Ask a Pro
Question: Why is backyard composting better than municipal composting?
- You don’t have large diesel trucks rumbling through neighbourhoods.
- It doesn’t require large tracks of land for processing.
- It costs less. My Mum pays $275.52 a year for her privately-owned curbside pickup in Victoria. But a good composter (ok, like our Speedibin!) costs $199 and lasts about 30 years, under $7 per year. The town of Fredericton calculated that 3,000 backyard composters saved over $100,000 a year in waste disposal.
- Best of all, you get rich compost for your garden and you know what’s in it.