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City of Winnipeg giving away free compost

The City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost. File / Global News

The City of Winnipeg has compost and it wants you to have compost too.

In an effort to promote food source sustainability, the city says it is giving away up to 100 litres of compost to anyone who needs it.

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The compost is made up of both leaf and yard waste collected curbside and food waste collected through the city’s residential food waste collection pilot program.

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The free compost will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 through 3 at the following locations:

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  • Kilcona Dog Park, west parking lot off McIvor Avenue (line up on Norris Road, south of McIvor Avenue)
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The city says the compost should be mixed with three parts soil for best results.

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Anyone looking to get in on the free compost should bring their own containers, shovels and gloves, the city says.

The city says its compost is the good stuff, meeting Category A standards under the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Guidelines for Compost Quality, meaning it is safe to use in all household applications, including vegetable gardens.

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