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.

Types of Compost Bin

Thinking of starting composting? We break down how to choose or build a bin – including free step by step building plans!

Spring Into Compost!

Get your compost ready for spring in 5 easy steps!

The Biggest Secret to Reducing Home Food Waste

We tried a pantry challenge, and discovered a key to cutting down on food waste!

Green at Home with Prairie Dog Projects

School may look different this year and you may be stuck at home, but kids need to keep learning about sustainability and having fun at home.

Recent Posts

Upcoming Events

Composting 201 Series

October 2020
Join us for our new, FREE, online composting webinar series

Harvest your compost

finished compost

Fall 2020
Now is a perfect time to harvest your compost, before winter arrives.

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