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Postby B_BQ » May 06, 2008 10:49 am

Hi Linda:
Well, if you don't have it in Lindsay I'm sure we won't have it in Belleville!
But I will check.
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Postby Lindamct » May 06, 2008 11:13 am

:o Gee Barbecue, you would think a large city like Belleville would have one. Lets hope we both get them eventually. I'll be the first one there! :lol:
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Postby mike in Ottawa » May 07, 2008 9:10 am

The City of Ottawa offers compost here is there info

Compost Prices

The flat rate for compost is:

Waste Type 2008 Price Please Note
Compost - car load $9 per load (under 250 kg)
$23 per load (over 250 kg)

Compost - pick-up or trailer legal load $23 per load
Compost - commercial rate $14 per tonne ($25 minimum) For sale only


Payment Options

The Trail Waste Facility accepts payment by cash, cheque, Interac, money order, Visa and MasterCard.

Loading Your Compost

The compost is "U-LOAD-IT" at the Trail Waste Facility, 4475 Trail Road, off Moodie Drive, south of Fallowfield Road. Please remember to bring a shovel and containers for loading your own compost and to wear appropriate footwear. For more information on municipal compost call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Hours of Operation for the Trail Waste Facility

Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
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Postby Lindamct » May 07, 2008 9:18 am

Lucky you Michael :)
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Postby Durgan » May 07, 2008 7:47 pm

Normally soil is measured in cubic yards. My calculations indicates that a ton is about 2 cubic yards. At a private supplier one pays $40.00 per cubic yard, plus a $40.00 delivery charge, so it is advantageous moneywise to get a 10 to 12 yard load.

$35.00 per ton is probably reasonable. A big city must have excessive quantities, and they could possibly lower the price for private dwelling use.

I don't know for sure, but I suspect the city sells the compost to private suppliers, since I have checked and the compost appears to be identical to the stuff I pick up daily from the landfill site.
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Postby Durgan » May 07, 2008 8:01 pm

Michael in Ottawa wrote:The City of Ottawa offers compost here is their info

Compost Prices

The flat rate for compost is:

Waste Type 2008 Price Please Note
Compost - car load $9 per load (under 250 kg)
$23 per load (over 250 kg)

Sunday: Closed


If I read this correctly, it appears 251 kg will cost $23.00 and 250 kg and less will be $9.00. This would appear to be a bit illogical. Why not charge 3.6 cents per kg, so people pay for what they actually pick-up? Me tinks some bureaucrat is a bit off in the thinking process. Fortunately I don't live in Ottawa.
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