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

Composting - Steinbach workshop

In honour of Waste Reduction Week (October 20-26), Green Action Centre is hosting two additional free composting presentations. Sign up online here.

Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting - Harvesting vermicompost

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

Minister Mackintosh announces provincial plans to reduce waste

Minister Mackintosh has some great news for the Christmas season. Manitoba is on a mission to cut waste in half by 2020. Read more

Compost all winter

Even though your compost pile might freeze, there is no need to stop composting. Here are a few common questions that we get about winter…

Submit your green film idea

Submit your film ideas for Reel Green 2015, a showcase for inspirational films that highlight nature and people working for the environment. Deadline: January 31st.

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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!