Thursday, May 2, 2019
Winnipeg, MB –To kick off International Compost Awareness Week on Sunday, May 5, 2019, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost at all three 4R Winnipeg Depot locations. Winnipeg residents will have the opportunity to take home up to 100 litres of compost per vehicle that they can use for their lawns, gardens, and plants, while quantities last.
All leaf and yard waste collected curbside from residents is taken to the Brady Road Resource Management Facility and turned into a nutrient-rich material called compost. This compost meets Category A standards under the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Guideline for Compost Quality, which is safe to use in all household applications, including vegetable gardens.
Compost is a natural fertilizer that promotes vegetation growth. For best results, it is recommended to mix one part of this compost with three parts soil.
Compost giveaway event details:
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Location: All 4R Winnipeg Depots:
Time: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., while compost quantities last
Note: This event is open to Winnipeg residents only. Residents must bring their own containers, shovels, and gloves. There is a limit of 100 litres of compost per vehicle (approximately four 20-litre/5-gallon pails).
For more information on the compost giveaway event, please see City of Winnipeg – Compost Giveaway.
For more information on the 4R Winnipeg Depots, please visit City of Winnipeg – 4R Winnipeg Depots.
For more information on International Compost Awareness Week, visit Compost Council of Canada – International Compost Awareness Week.
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