Free Green Compost Given at Temple City Park

Temple City residents arrived early in the morning at Temple City Park to claim their free organic compost.

Written by ALBERT CHEN / Published August 5, 2011 

The Athens Services, in partnership with Temple City, gave away organic compost to the public on July 30, from 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. at the Temple City Park.

The residents were allowed to take home two full trash bins or 60 gallons of compost in their brought containers. It was required to be an Athens Services customer to receive the compost. Those who came had to show a trash bill or a photo ID.

The compost ran out in just a few hours and the large crowds at the giveaway forced workers to call in extra loads of compost from their composting factory in Victor Valley.  People were given numbered cards to hold their position in line while they waited for the extra compost to arrive.

The event was considered to be a success.

“I think the city was very happy with the turnout”.  said the General Manager of the Victor Valley Regional Composting Facility, Dean Johnson, “It may be a yearly event.”

Many of the participants agree that the giveaway would be good for the environment by diverting waste from the landfill and helping to grow more plants.

“I think it will help the environment by helping people do more yard work,” said one participant,” and it has to do with recycling”.

Others are skeptical of the significance of the event.

“I don’t think it’s going to make much of an impact on the environment.” said another participant.

Whether or not the citizens participated in the event to help the planet or not, they all agreed that similar events help the community.

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