Composters dig challenge

Campbell River families video their efforts to learn about backyard composting

Compost Challenge competition mounts in reality-TV style contest

Competition is heating up among Campbell River’s Compost Video Challenge participants.

Competitors met face-to-face for the first time last week to learn who is who in the competition, gain tips on gathering video footage and learn the contest details.

Six Campbell River families were selected to compete in a 30-day reality-TV style video competition to learn to compost, overcome composting challenges and produce entertaining video documentation of their experiences.

The winning family will receive $500 in groceries at a store of their choice.

The competition began July 1 and will wrap-up at the end of August, when the last family completes their 30 days.

Competitors include the Bains, Murphy, Revoy, Spetch, Thyne-Schmid and Ward families, who talked about their motivation to participate this week.

“This competition is about me beating all of you!” said Edward Ward to the other families with a grin. “And we hope to teach the rest of the community that composting can be done easily.”

To follow the families, check out the blog

Campbell River residents interested in trying composting themselves are eligible for a $50 composter rebate. Only 35 are available, with more 165 residents participating in the program to date.

For rebates, contact Amanda Taylor at 250-286-5721 or e-mail