Harvest has essentially wrapped up in the province as 99 per cent of the crop is now in the bin, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report. Some crops, such as flax and oats, are left to be combined when weather and time permits. Harvest was challenging for producers due to frequent rainfall, delayed maturity and secondary growth of weeds, the report said.
The Compost Site is currently being relocated to the Gull Lake Landfill. The initiative started by the Communities in Bloom committee has had a great first year. In fact, the existing amount of material the site has received far exceeds the cells that were constructed to hold the compost material.
The Current Site has had some problems with residents leaving branches and other non compostable material at the site. After some discussion at the last Town Council meeting, it was decided the current Compost Site would be better managed at the Landfill. The Landfill will allow for improved Compost Site operations and has the space to provide for potential expansion. Town Staff will also be on-site to help provide residents with information about the composting program.
The current site will remain open until November 2nd and will be reopened at the Landfill on November 3rd. There will no charge for residents to take compostable material to the Landfill. Town Council wishes to thank residents in advance for their patience and understanding.