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Composting

Green Action Centre promotes composting for all Manitobans by providing information, resources and support. We assist residents interested in starting home composting. We also work with schools, workplaces, and communities to develop programs that address their unique requirements. The benefits and rewards of composting are many, so why not take advantage them?

Green Action Centre offers education through presentations and courses, printed materials, and a toll-free compost information line (1-866-394-8880 or in Winnipeg at 204-925-3776). We also co-oordinate dozens of volunteers through our Master Composter Program, an in-depth composting training and volunteer program that helps reach people in communities all across Manitoba.

Composting Basics & Getting Started

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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!

Why should I compost?

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

Composting Presentations

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Green Action Centre offers FREE composting presentations presentations throughout the year. Sign up online here.

Vermicomposting

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Vermicomposting uses Red Wriggler worms to convert food waste and organic material into a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer – worm manure! Vermicomposting is a fun and beneficial way to turn garbage into a valuable resource!

Master Composter Program

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The Master Composter Program is a free, in-depth, hands-on composting course and volunteer program offered by Green Action Centre.

News

School presentations result in actionable change

Green Action Centre offers presentations on a variety of topics – from water conservation to climate change to composting and litterless lunches. Read more to discover the benefits of having us visit your school or community!

Winter composting – To layer or not to layer?

Winter calls for homemade soups and casseroles, but don’t forget to keep on composting those food scraps! Check out the details.

Giving up the Daily Grind

Many cities have banned them altogether and most major ones, including Winnipeg, discourage use.There’s a myth that claims by using a garburator, you are keeping waste out of the landfill. Unfortunately, that’s not true.

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Research

Waste diversion and industry

Green Action Centre’s discussion paper on the challenges and possible solutions for Winnipeg to achieve higher waste diversion rates for the ICI and C&D sectors in Manitoba (download here).

Greening Manitoba’s Budget

Green Action Centre submitted a list of proposals to the Province to make Manitoba’s economy and budget more environmentally sustainable. Read the 5 key recommendations here.

Beverage Container Recycling-Getting to 75% and Beyond

Green Action Centre calls for a comprehensive approach to waste issues, including composting of organics, programs for the institutional and commercial sector, and an integrated waste reduction plan for Winnipeg.

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Links

Composting Links

Find links on everything from where to get compost bins and supplies to where to buy your red wrigglers or how to build your own pet waste digester!