While you are out enjoying the warm spring weather, you may want to check your compost pile. It may be time for you to get out there and deal with the materials that you have been dumping there all winter. If you follow the approach of not adding browns (leaves) during the winter, you probably have a big wet pile of mush sitting in your compost bin. Recently we checked out our compost piles and found that they were completely thawed!

It may seem too early to be turning your compost pile, but in many cases it is possible. Regardless, you should definitely cover that big wet pile of mush with some browns. If you are feeling that energetic spring fever you can even go ahead and turn that pile over and aerate it thoroughly.

If you have other questions about composting check out our composting program information or drop us a line at compost@greenactioncentre.ca. If you prefer you can also give us a call toll free at 1-866-394-8880 or in Winnipeg at 204-925-3777.