News Release, Toronto, Canada.
Activists turn crisis into opportunity, and garbage into a resource — community composting.
For Immediate Release
Smelly Garbage to be Transformed into Soil and Food
When: Friday, July 5, 2002, 1 p.m.
Where: Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas West (corner Bathurst)
What: Bring kitchen scraps to inaugurate the first of many trench composters to help solve Toronto’s smelly garbage problem
In the midst of the city workers’ strike, the stench wafting from rotting piles of garbage takes your breath away.
What’s to be done but turn crisis into opportunity!
The Community Composting Collective is a new group formed to help citizens transform their stinky rotten kitchen scraps into compost for the earth. On Friday the garbage busters will inaugurate the first in a series of trench composters to help solve Toronto’s garbage crisis.
“Each smelly garbage bag contains valuable, compostable vegetable matter. Why have it rotting in a bag and attracting rats when we can easily transform it into compost to help make the earth more healthy,” asks Tooker Gomberg, composter and anti-garbage crusader.
“We will offer information and encouragement for citizens’ groups across Toronto to create a trench compost in their own community. Citizens can help save the city from its own stench” says Lori Ander, dirt worshiper.
The Community Composting Collective is grateful to Scadding Court Community Centre for help in getting this first trench composter going.