For Immediate Release
February 9, 2001

Kevin Mehlenbacher
Technical Analyst
Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4241


(Brampton) - Has winter's snow stopped you from composting? Don't let it. Composting works year round, and so does your backyard composter.

"A backyard composter works slower in the winter, but continuing to use it allows you to reduce your garbage year round," says Kevin Mehlenbacher, a Technical Analyst with the Region of Peel.

The Region of Peel offers the following tips to make winter composting easier:

Backyard composting can significantly reduce the amount of household waste being landfilled. Up to 40 per cent of a household's waste can be composted. In 2000, over 11, 500 tonnes of waste was diverted from landfill by Peel residents composting in their backyard.

For more information about backyard composting, or any other waste management program, contact the Region of Peel's WASTELINE at 905-791-9499. Residents in long distance areas of Caledon can call 905-584-2216, free of charge and ask for the WASTELINE, or visit our Web site at

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

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