Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority
© 2017 CJSMA
© 2017 CJSMA
2052 Little Forks Rd., Little Forks, NS, B0M 1X0  Phone: 902-667-5141  Toll Free 1-888-711-5925  Fax: 902-667-5873  solwaste@cjsma.ns.ca
Your Partners in Waste Reduction
Composting
Making Your Garden Grow  Adding compost to your garden helps your flowers and vegetables in two major ways:  by supplying needed nutrients and by conditioning the soil. If you don't have a garden, compost will make your grass healthier. Spread it on your lawn and watch it create the same wonderful benefits for you that it does for your gardening friends. You can also use it indoors on your potted plants. In every case, the addition of compost will nourish your plants and protect them from disease. Environmental Responsibility Using compost in your garden means that you will be able to rely much less on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Some of these products have many points of environmental impact, from mining through chemical processing to their build-up in the natural environment. Their reduced use on lawns and in gardens is good news for our precious land and water resources.  
Backyard Composting
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Composting Tips Mini Bin Tips Store the Mini Bin in a convenient location; try under your sink or on your counter. Empty and wash your Mini Bin daily, preferably after supper.  This will help reduce odours and the chance of attracting fruit flies.  Line the bottom of the Mini Bin with soiled paper towels, newspaper or non recyclable paper.  You may find it helpful to line your Mini Bin with a paper bag which will help absorb any excess liquid and minimize cleaning. Wrap meat products or wet foods with soiled newspaper or boxboard (cracker/ cereal boxes) to reduce moisture and possible odour. Always follow the list of acceptable materials.  When unsure of what to put in bin call 902-667-5141. Organic Cart Tips Store the cart outside in a ventilated, shady and convenient location away from outdoor activity if possible. At the beginning of each cycle try placing balled up paper or boxboard on the grate of the cart to absorb moisture and possible odour. Keep the lid closed when not in use. Place dry materials such as leaves, dried grass clippings, soiled paper or boxboard in layers alternating with wet food waste to help control insects and odours. To help prevent organics from freezing in your cart during the winter months try wrapping wet food waste in soiled paper products before placing in cart. In addition to wrapping wet food waste to control pests and potential odours, some residents sprinkle baking soda in the Mini Bin and powdered lime in the Organic Cart in the warmer months to help control insects and reduce potential odours.  Purchasing Compost Cumberland Joint Services sells Grade A compost year round.  Compost can be purchased by the bag for $2.50 or in bulk for $30.00 per metric tonne (HST Included).  We recommend calling 902-667-5141 to ensure availability!  No Plastic Please View this PDF: AcceptableBagsInTheGreenCart.pdf Staff receive calls from residents asking if they can use plastic bags to store organic materials.  Plastic bags are not permitted, however compostable and paper bags are great alternatives.  These bags break down quickly and leave little to no residue.  When purchasing compostable bags make sure the box has “compostable” stamped on it.  There are bags on the market labeled biodegradable however these bags do not break down quickly and do not work well in our facility.   Another option is to use empty cereal boxes to store food items as they work great and they are free!
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Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority
2052 Little Forks Rd., Little Forks, NS, B0M 1X0  Phone: 902-667-5141  Toll Free 1-888-711-5925  Fax: 902-667-5873  solwaste@cjsma.ns.ca
Your Partners in Waste Reduction
© 2017 CJSMA
Composting
Composting Tips Mini Bin Tips Store the Mini Bin in a convenient location; try under your sink or on your counter. Empty and wash your Mini Bin daily, preferably after supper.  This will help reduce odours and the chance of attracting fruit flies.  Line the bottom of the Mini Bin with soiled paper towels, newspaper or non recyclable paper.  You may find it helpful to line your Mini Bin with a paper bag which will help absorb any excess liquid and minimize cleaning. Wrap meat products or wet foods with soiled newspaper or boxboard (cracker/ cereal boxes) to reduce moisture and possible odour. Always follow the list of acceptable materials.  When unsure of what to put in bin call 902-667-5141. Organic Cart Tips Store the cart outside in a ventilated, shady and convenient location away from outdoor activity if possible. At the beginning of each cycle try placing balled up paper or boxboard on the grate of the cart to absorb moisture and possible odour. Keep the lid closed when not in use. Place dry materials such as leaves, dried grass clippings, soiled paper or boxboard in layers alternating with wet food waste to help control insects and odours. To help prevent organics from freezing in your cart during the winter months try wrapping wet food waste in soiled paper products before placing in cart. In addition to wrapping wet food waste to control pests and potential odours, some residents sprinkle baking soda in the Mini Bin and powdered lime in the Organic Cart in the warmer months to help control insects and reduce potential odours.  Purchasing Compost Cumberland Joint Services sells Grade A compost year round.  Compost can be purchased by the bag for $2.50 or in bulk for $30.00 per metric tonne (HST Included).  We recommend calling 902-667-5141 to ensure availability!  No Plastic Please View this PDF: AcceptableBagsInTheGreenCart.pdf Staff receive calls from residents asking if they can use plastic bags to store organic materials.  Plastic bags are not permitted, however compostable and paper bags are great alternatives.  These bags break down quickly and leave little to no residue.  When purchasing compostable bags make sure the box has “compostable” stamped on it.  There are bags on the market labeled biodegradable however these bags do not break down quickly and do not work well in our facility.   Another option is to use empty cereal boxes to store food items as they work great and they are free!
Making Your Garden Grow  Adding compost to your garden helps your flowers and vegetables in two major ways:  by supplying needed nutrients and by conditioning the soil. If you don't have a garden, compost will make your grass healthier. Spread it on your lawn and watch it create the same wonderful benefits for you that it does for your gardening friends. You can also use it indoors on your potted plants. In every case, the addition of compost will nourish your plants and protect them from disease. Environmental Responsibility Using compost in your garden means that you will be able to rely much less on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Some of these products have many points of environmental impact, from mining through chemical processing to their build-up in the natural environment. Their reduced use on lawns and in gardens is good news for our precious land and water resources.  
Backyard Composting
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