Composting

Compost in community garden

West Broadway has a total of 28 community compost bins at 8 sites throughout the neighbourhood.

View Map Here: compost bin map 2012

Our community composting activities are currently funded by EcoAction, Neighbourhoods Alive!, Manitoba Conservation, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Community composting in West Broadway was featured on CKUW on May 6th. Listen to the interview online.

 

Tips for Community Composting

  • No bags or other compostable plastics please – they don’t break down in our bins, and make things really smelly!
  • No meat, dairy products, bones, or oils
  • Cover your waste with a handful of leaves from the leaf bin
  • Chop your waste into smaller pieces so that it breaks down more quickly
  • Post this useful resource on your fridge: What Can I Compost?

 

Need a Compost Bin?

 

We build and install compost bins free of charge for apartment buildings in West Broadway, and provide resources to help residents learn about composting. We also build bins for businesses and homeowners for a small fee. Contact our Compost Coordinator for more information about these programs.

 

 

Upcoming Events

June – Compost bin building workshop

 

Past Events

December, 2012 – Green Holidays – a Waste Reduction Workshop

November, 2012 – Winter Composting Workshop, Community Compost Site Construction with Ernst & Young Volunteers

October, 2012Master Composter Course

August, 2012 – Vermicomposting Workshop

June, 2012Backyard Composting Workshop

May, 2012Apartment Composting Launch: Greenheart Housing Co-op

 

New community compost site at 279 Young St.