Free compost to help your garden grow

Annual giveaway event helps promote food source sustainability

Compost piles at Kilcona Dog Park in 2020
Compost piles at Kilcona Park.

The grass clippings, leaves, and twigs that residents have hauled to the curb as part of our yard waste collection have been turned into compost ready for your garden and we are giving it away for free.

Winnipeg residents can get up to 100 litres of compost during our compost giveaway event from May 10 – 12, 2024. It is available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot, the Kilcona Dog Park west parking lot, and at the Summit Road closed landfill site while quantities last.

This is high quality compost that is safe to use in your yards and vegetable gardens,” said Michael Gordichuk, Manager of Solid Waste.

Our compost was made with the help of some vegetables. It includes the food waste that was collected from residents participating in our Residential Food Waste Collection Pilot Project.

Affectionately referred to by some gardeners as black gold, adding compost to your soil has many benefits. It is a natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer creates better conditions for your plants to grow while reducing diseases and saving water through improved soil structure.

To get the best results in your garden, mix one part compost with three parts soil.

Compost being shoveled into a pail
Make sure to bring your own shovel and pail as they will not be supplied.

We will only be supplying compost during the giveaway, so if you are planning to pick up some up, please bring your own shovels, containers, and gloves.

Each vehicle is limited to 100 litres of compost per vehicle, which is approximately five 19-litre/5-gallon pails.

Originally posted on September 28, 2021

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