Recycled organics get a passing grade

The City of Cold Lake will once again be offering Grade A compost from its Organics Recycling Program.


“This is the city’s give-back approach to residents for their active participation toward achieving the city’s waste diversion goals, and reducing carbon footprints,” explained Environmental Services Manager Shailesh Modak.


The compost is suitable for residential flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, and as a top soil for lawns.


In 2016, the City of Cold Lake’s Organics Recycling Program yielded 1,650 tonnes of yard waste, which was recycled by the community.


“The program has been very successful, and residents seem to be making good use of the compost,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “I hope to see a lot of people out there again this year, picking up the compost for their lawns and gardens.”


The compost material will be available free of charge to residents of Cold Lake for their personal use, from May 30 to June 16. Residents are able to take the lesser of five bags or 100 kilograms per visit, and are required to bring their own containers or bags.


For more information on the Organics Recycling Program or the Compost Disposal Policy, visit