Commission

Posted On: 
Monday, April 23, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

 

April 23, 2018

For immediate release

TransAqua announces 2018 compost season opening and hours of operation

RIVERVIEW, N.B. – TransAqua, the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, announced today that its 2018 compost sales will begin on Tuesday, May 1, at its compost facility located at 399 Delong Drive in Moncton.

Extended spring hours – May 1 to June 30, 2018

 

Monday to Saturday               8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sundays and holidays Closed

 

Regular summer and fall hours – July 3 to November 2, 2018

 

Monday to Friday                    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weekends and holidays          Closed

The public is advised that the compost site will be closed on the following holidays: Victoria Day (Monday, May 21); Canada Day (Monday, July 2); New Brunswick Day (Monday, Aug. 6); Labour Day (Monday, Sept. 3); and Thanksgiving (Monday, Oct. 8). The compost facility will close for the season to the public on Friday, November 2, at 4 p.m. 

Free compost is available to residents of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview who wish to self-load compost into their own vehicles/containers. Should residents prefer not to self-load, TransAqua staff will load vehicles (i.e. non-commercial trailer and/or pickup-type truck) for a flat fee of $5 per bucket full (small tractor).

The compost loading fee will be waived for members of the Canadian military and veterans, as well as current and retired members of the RCMP. (Proper ID must be shown.) This is a token of our thanks and support for those who keep our community and country safe every day. Our compost is designated as type A or AA by BNQ (Bureau de Normalisation du Québec) or Category A by CQA –managed by Compost Council of Canada, which are the highest compost certifiable quality standards achievable in Canada.  We are happy to give back to the community. We’re looking forward to being part of Greater Moncton’s gardens and landscapes again this year.

More information regarding the quality of TransAqua’s compost can be found on TransAqua’s website at www.transaqua.ca/environment/compost. Please sign up to receive updates and information from TransAqua. Detailed product information sheets are also available at the Delong Drive compost facility. Residents may also contact the compost facility by calling 387-7977. Please note that compost is not available at TransAqua’s wastewater treatment facility in Riverview.

TransAqua, the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, (www.transaqua.ca) was established in 1983 to support the wastewater collection and treatment needs of the Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview tri-community. Since then, it has developed a 31 kilometre collection network and a treatment facility to best deliver on this mandate. It has also become a leader in the reuse of biosolids through the generation of high quality compost as opposed to disposal in a landfill site.

Media contact:

Kevin Rice

General Manager

TransAqua / Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission

(506) 387-7977

krice@transaqua.ca

www.transaqua.ca

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