Around 4,000 homes in five different Winnipeg neighbourhoods are set to be tapped by the city to participate in a residential food waste collection pilot project.
The city said Thursday that the participating households — in the Daniel McIntyre, Inkster Gardens, Linden Woods, Mission Gardens and St. George neighbourhoods — will be notified by letter in August. Those neighbourhoods were selected as a way to represent a diversity of Winnipeggers and types of homes.
Although further details are expected to be released later this summer, the city said the pilot project will involve diverting food waste from the landfill and turning it into compost at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility with the goal of helping Winnipeg determine the best way to collect food waste from all Winnipeg homes.
More information about the project is expected to be released later this summer, with public engagement opportunities planned for the fall.