To promote sustainability, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost from October 1 – 3, 2021.

Winnipeg residents can take home up to 100 litres of compost per vehicle that they can use for their lawns, gardens, and plants, while quantities last.

This year’s compost is comprised of both leaf and yard waste collected curbside and food waste that was collected from residents participating in the City’s Residential Food Waste Collection Pilot Project.

The compost meets Category A standards under the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Guidelines 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: October 1 – 3, 2021


  • Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot, 1777 Brady Rd.
  • Kilcona Dog Park, west parking lot off McIvor Avenue (line up on Norris Road, south of McIvor Avenue)
  • Summit Road closed landfill site, Summit Road north of Optimist Park

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm daily, while compost quantities last

Please Note: This event is open to Winnipeg residents only. Residents must bring their own containers, shovels, and gloves. Shovels will not be provided for public use and City employees will not be available to assist residents in preparing their compost. There is a limit of 100 litres of compost per vehicle (approximately five 19-litre/5-gallon pails). To promote social distancing, only one vehicle will be allowed per compost pile at a time.