Composting

Fruit trees fertilized by compost from organic waste drop-offs at the Good Food Garden.

 

West Broadway has a total of 26 compost bins at 6 sites throughout the neighbourhood. Community members are welcome to drop off their organic waste at these sites, which are maintained by West Broadway Community Organization’s compost coordinator and volunteers. Harvested compost helps maintain fertile soil for our community gardens and orchards.

Download a printable map:
Compost-Site-Map-2015

 

Tips for Community Composting

  • Chop large food waste into smaller pieces.
  • Add a scoop of leaves from the leaf bin.
  • No meat, dairy products, bones, or oils.
  • No compostable bags (they make our bins really smelly!) or cups/dishware (they need industrial systems to break down).
  • Post this useful resource on your fridge: What Can I Compost?
Use these signs as guidelines for how to properly use compost bins

Use these signs posted at compost sites as a guideline for how to properly use compost bins.

Project Reporting

To learn more about composting activities in West Broadway, view the reports below or visit the West Broadway Community Gardens Facebook page.

2012-2013 Report

2015 Report

2016 Report

 

Green Wave youth improving our community compost sites with nine new bins in 2015!

Green Wave youth building new bins for one of our community compost sites. Thanks to their help, ten of our oldest bins were replaced in 2015!

These handy scoops can be found in all leaf bins at WBCO compost sites. Use them to scoop leaves onto organic waste deposited into compost bins.

These handy scoops can be found in all leaf bins at WBCO compost sites. Use them to scoop leaves onto organic waste deposited into compost bins.

Our leaf storage bin was in need of a new roof.

Our leaf storage bin was in need of a new roof…

Quite the transformation!

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