NO MORE COMPOSTING AT THE KINCARDINE CEMETERY

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By Pauline Kerr

A composting site near the Kincardine Cemetery is no more. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority received a complaint that material was being dumped on flood plain land near the cemetery.

Public works director Adam Weishar reported to council during the Nov. 15 meeting that the area had been originally used by the cemetery for grass clippings and leaves. “Then the public started using it,” Weishar said. “It’s on flood plain and there’s no permission for composting. We’re cleaning it up.” He said staff have been working with conservation authority people and should be finished by the end of November, weather permitting.

Fresh compost was removed to the waste management centre, where there is a compost site. The aged compost will be used to convert the gravel driveway to a grassed area.