Community Composting

Composting - Community composting

Would you like to see a composting program in your multi-residential complex, your community garden, your religious institution, or even your workplace or school? Here some tips to help you get started:

  • Leadership: When implementing a composting program that involves a lot of people, it is important to have at least some committed individuals who will oversee the program and take a leadership role. Maybe that person is you!
  • Education: The program leaders have to be knowledgeable on the basics of composting and have a clear understanding of how the program will work. You need to know the basic how-to information in order to educate others that will be involved in the program.
  • Budget: Setting up a composting program does not need to be expensive. Even with a very small budget, it is possible to build your compost bins using old wood pallets or other used materials. The only tool required are pitchfork or shovel, although a compost  aeratoring tool is a handy addition.
  • Waste Audit: You might want to do a simple audit of the potential waste that you might potentially collect before deciding on your compost bin type or location.
  • Educational signage: You should consider some signage that will provide contributors to your compost pile information on what to add and where to add it.

Composting offers numerous benefits for your community and for the environment too! Check out the many benefits here!

Need Help?

Green Action Centre offers presentations and courses, printed materials, and support for all your composting needs. If you have questions or would like to book a presentation for your community group:

  • Give us a call: toll free at 1-866-394-8880 or in Winnipeg at 925-3777
  • Drop us an email.

Composting Presentations

Composting - Compost in the garden

Registration is now open, click here to sign up!

Community compost sites

Are you unable to compost at home and looking for a place to take your compostable materials? There are numerous sites in and around downtown west Winnipeg as well as a commercial operation on McGillivray Blvd in Fort Garry .

Composting Basics & Getting Started

Composting - Getting Started Composting

Composting is a great way to reduce landfill-bound waste and convert in into nutrient rich amendment for your garden, shrubs, or even your house plants. Learn the basics about how to get started today!

Compost bin options

Composting Bins - Compost bin options

There are lots of options for compost bins, some you can purchase and some that you can easily build. The choice is up to you. Let us help you to make a choice that fits your needs.

Practical Living Tips

Master Composter 2015 Course

Want to be an expert composter? Sign up for the upcoming fall Master Composter course. Registration now open!

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Why should I compost?

Need a good reason to start composting? How about saving money, saving resources, improving your soil and reducing your impact on the environment.

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News

Compost-a-palooza

May is a busy month of change and growth in the wonderful world of compost! Join us and others for events aimed at re-growing our relationship with our soils and the nutrient cycles that sustain us.

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The Provincial Election is coming! If you have an interest how each running party feels about current environmental issues this is the article for you!

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Winnipeggers will soon be able to recycle more. Let the City know what you would like to see at these new 4R Depots.

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