at Kincardine landfill site
By Liz Dadson
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A handful of volunteers helps out with the mattress deconstruction project at the Kincardine Waste Management Centre Saturday (April 28)
A handful of volunteers braved the cold, windy weather Saturday (April 28) to help deconstruct mattresses and box springs at the Kincardine Waste Management Centre.
The work is in support of the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens project in Ripley. Salvaged material from the mattresses and box springs will be reused in the gardens.
Joining Lynne Taylor and Heather Pletsch, co-ordinators of the food gardens, were Bill and Andrea Zimmer, Gerry Taylor, and Ron and Jennifer Coristine.
Taylor said there were about 60 units to be deconstructed at the Kincardine landfill. She said some of the items cannot be used in the gardens, such as foam from mattresses, and king-size units which are too big.
So far, organizers have deconstructed 170 units, with a goal of 360 total.
"We still have the landfill sites at Hanover/Walkerton, and Brockton to do," said Taylor.
The Spring Has Sprung Great Mattress and Box Spring Reclamation project is sponsored by Carlsun Energy of North Bruce, Weber Supply Company Inc. of Hanover, and Ideal Supply/NAPA Auto Parts of Port Elgin.
Taylor said the plan is to have shovels in the ground on the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens by mid-June.
Heather Pletsch (L) and Lynne Taylor of the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens deconstruct a mattress
Working together to take apart a mattress are Kincardine councillor Ron Coristine (L) and his wife, Jennifer
Gerry Taylor dismantles a mattress
Bill (L) and Andrea Zimmer (R) tear apart a mattress under the guidance of Lynne Taylor of the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens
Lynne Taylor (L) and Bill Zimmer (C) carry in a mattress for deconstruction, donated by Glen McConnell
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