Composting

Composting can divert 40% of waste heading to the landfill. 

We’re here to help all Manitobans reduce their food waste. We work with homes, schools and communities to learn more about composting and how to make it practical and possible for everyone!

Our Composting team is here to offer tips to get you started, deliver presentations, and share expert knowledge.

Getting Started

Explore ways to start composting at home, in your community and how to get involved.

School Composting Tips

What does school composting entail, and how can we help?

Register for our Vermicomposting Build-a-Bin Workshop!

Learn all you need to know about composting indoors, and leave the workshop with the gear needed for vermicomposting at home or work!

Your Guide to Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week is here (October 21-27)!

Food Waste Erased: Food Waste Reduction for Schools

Free presentations for 5 lucky schools! Learn more and Register now

Become a Master Composter Volunteer!

Apply for the 2019 Master Composter Course! Application deadline is August 30, 2019

Recent Posts

Upcoming Events

The Future of Feasting: A Climate Fall Supper

November 22, 2019
Enjoy a delicious meal and learn about the necessary steps and possibilities of feeding ourselves locally + sustainably.

Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2019
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by participating in local events to take action.

Why Compost?

It’s easy! Way easier than you think.

It’s worth it! Save money, water and garbage going to the landfill.

It can make a difference! Reduce greenhouse gases and return those nutrients to your soil.

Our Highlights

Here are a few of the programs that help Manitobans compost in their community.

On Site Composting

Residents in condos and apartment buildings can now compost food scraps in a compost bin right on the property with On Site. Our resources and tools can help get you started.

Food Waste

Over half (58%) of all food produced in Canada is wasted, and 32% of this wasted food is avoidable. We offer tips and tricks to help reverse this trend.

Air Quality Health Index

Our free Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) presentations for schools makes the connection between our food and the air we breathe. Book one for your school today.

What we did in 2018 – 2019

Through our work in schools, homes and communities, and with the help of our Master Composter volunteers, more Manitobans are composting. Here are some of our accomplishments from the past year.

People reached through compost presentations

New Master Composters this year

Volunteer hours logged in the community

Learn how to compost!

Meet the team

Lea Coté
(204) 925-3777 x 104
lea@greenactioncentre.ca

Kristen Malec
(204) 925-3777 x 108
kristen@greenactioncentre.ca

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