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Posted on: February 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] As seen on Dragon’s Den, compostable bin at Connect open house

Banff, AB – You’ll want to arrive early at Connect 2015, the Town of Banff’s annual open house on major projects on Tuesday, March 10. The Town will be offering free Greenlid compostable bins to the first 100 residents who visit the display on Banff’s food recycling program. Connect 2015 runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at The Fenlands recreation centre.

Successfully pitched to the Dragon’s Den television show February 4, the Greenlid is a compostable kitchen bin for food scraps, offering an alternative to plastic bins and compostable bags. They come with seals and can be tossed into the food waste bins. They can also be re-used several times.

“We have a problem with contaminated food waste loads,” said Ken Crerar, the Town’s resource recovery supervisor. “One of the greatest contributors to contamination in the food recycling program are plastic bags that are not compostable. Compostable bins eliminate the need for bags entirely.” Dragon’s Den will air an update on the Greenlid March 4 on CBC and the product is just beginning to retail, locally at Home Hardware.

Other projects at Connect include the results of the 2014 user-pay parking trial, and new measures to help residents and stakeholders manage summer traffic volumes. Also, learn about the development process, and provide your opinion on how you want to hear about new development, such as new multi-family dwellings, new hotels or commercial rebuilds.

The master plans for recreation facilities, trails and programs along with the final draft of the recreation grounds reconstruction will be available, as well as information on the new solar PV incentive program and how you can enter the lottery.

For more information on Connect 2015, visit

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