Grenfell looks to compost to extend landfill’s life

The Town of Grenfell is working toward the implementation of a low-impact compost pilot project. The Environmental Services Committee has recommended the compost pilot project be situated at a defined location within the existing Grenfell transfer station, and is hopeful the project will extend the lifespan of the existing landfill. Andrea Nicholl/Grenfell Sun Express

The Town of Grenfell is going green. Council and administration are working together to implement an organic waste program in the municipality. The Environmental Services Committee met on July 11 to exchange ideas related to the viability and possible implementation of an organic waste pilot project. The subcommittee, compromising councillors Constance MacKenzie, Ken Hamnett, Mayor Rod Wolfe and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Victoria MacDonald, determined there is support for a low- maintenance compost option at a location within the Grenfell transfer station. MacKenzie, committee chairperson, explained the existing transfer station is an appropriate and desirable place for such project due…