News & Media

Jun 04, 2021


Hundreds of thousands of our loved ones die each year and are entombed in a graveyard nearby. As Canadians, we produce over 700 Kg of garbage per person each year, and most of that gets entombed in a graveyard nearby.  We just tend to call it a landfill. Let's do our part to use the earth for those we want to remember, rather than what we would like to forget!

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Apr 01, 2019

Who's the Fool??

Here’s a shout out to all Calgarians: Weekly Green Bin pick up starts back up again on April 1st! Needless to say, we’re excited about this. Not only is this an imminent sign of spring, but it means we are back to getting a better bang for our buck. Well, “better” would be better suited in quotes, as like your garden in the spring, we’re still getting hosed. Back in 2016, the City of Calgary completed its organic pilot project and proposed the rest of the city receive green bins to help reduce municipal waste by approximately 50%1. Of course, this would cost tax payers a hefty $6.50 per month. That sum would be worth every penny considering Canadians generate...

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Oct 17, 2018

The Importance of Composting Diapers

We had an incredible time at the Calgary Baby and Tot show this fall.  Just in case you missed visiting us at the show, we thought that we would share the article featured in the show guide on why composting diapers is so important.  With the newly proposed "pay as you go" garbage system the City of Calgary is working on, keeping your diapers out of your black bins will become even more important.  You can check out the full CBC article here.  Hopefully this little article will also satisfy many of those interested in more information on the composting process and machine.  So here goes: Now that your baby has arrived, your heart is overflowing with love for this small...

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Aug 10, 2018

Just in case you missed it

Guess who is learning how to make use of the blog and news area on our site?!  That's right, yours truly has stepped into the present to make an attempt at increasing my technical knowledge - at least to the level of my children - to keep you all up to date on all the cool milestones that SDC has accomplished in the past year (and change) that we've been collecting diapers. I thought that I would start by recapping some of the bigger stories that have happened recently, just in case you missed them being posted via social media.  And if you did miss them, you could always like and follow us on Facebook (@soileddiaperscomposting) and Instagram (@soileddiapers) so...

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Sep 05, 2017

Congratulations Calgary on your Green Bin Program!

 The implementation of a curb-side organics collection has finally caught you up with the rest of the country. We know that such a great program doesn’t come without critics, so we thought we’d help out with a few tips and tricks on making the most of your program. There has been some buzz about the countertop pail attracting house and fruit flies, not to mention contributing to unpleasant kitchen odours. Here are some ways to reduce this risk: Eat more fresh foods – more fruits and vegetables will not only contribute to a healthier lifestyle, but will result in emptying your pail more often, thus keeping the risk of pests and odours at a minimum. Use a compostable bag liner...

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