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.

The Ultimate Back to School Guide: 2020 Edition

Going back to school this Fall and need face masks? School supplies? Reusable lunch kits? We’ve got you covered with a whole list of supplies you need to stay Earth-friendly and prepared.

Compostable Packaging Demystified

Demystifying the world of alternative plastics: compostable, biodegradable, and more! Plus, our recommendations on how to make better decisions about packaging.

Harvesting & Using Your Compost

Is your compost ready? Here’s a few tips for harvesting this fall before the snow flies!

Prairie Dog Projects

Learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom. That’s where Prairie Dog Projects comes into play. We’ve got activities and fun things you can do at home to help the whole family learn and grow!

Food Saving Guide: Waste less, save more

Reducing food waste can be easy with these hands on activities to try either at the grocery store or at home. Try one or try them all!

Recent Posts

Upcoming Events

Backyard Composting 101

June 10th, 2020
Free FRENCH language online presentation on how to get started backyard composting!

City of Winnipeg Compost Giveaway

finished compost

June 1-7th, 2020
The City of Winnipeg is giving away FREE compost, made from your leaf and yard waste!

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.

Prairie Dog Projects

Family resources, featuring hands-on composting activities and other sustainable resources for kids of all ages.

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

Thank you to our funders