The Winnipeg Free Press reported Tuesday that over one quarter of a typical Winnipegger’s garbage is food waste. This is over 83 kg of compostables per person each year. We can do much better.

Not only is this a waste of valuable resources, but when compostables decompose in the landfill, they create dangerous greenhouse gases that lead to global warming.

We look forward to the City’s strategy to be released on how they will improve our waste collection system to get food scraps out of the garbage.

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Green Myths – Composting is too much work and it stinks!

And check out our compost program page.