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To kickoff International Compost Awareness Week and thank the citizens of Winnipeg, we are giving away free compost from our leaf and yard waste collection program!

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., while quantities last

All three 4R Winnipeg Depots:

  • Bring your own containers, shovel, and gloves – prepare to get a little dirty!
  • Limit of 100 litres of compost per vehicle (approximately four 20-litre/5-gallon pails)
  • Event is for Winnipeg residents only
How to use our compost

Compost is a natural fertilizer that promotes vegetation growth and is often used on lawns and in gardens.

For best results, mix one part compost with three parts soil.

Benefits of using compost

Adding compost to your soil can help:

  • save water
  • improve soil structure
  • add micronutrients
  • create better conditions for plant growth
  • reduce plant diseases
About the compost

All the leaf and yard waste collected through our program 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 CCME Guideline for Compost Quality, which is safe to use in all household applications, including vegetable gardens.