September 20, 2019

Green Action Centre seeks Compost Courier (Driver) for Social Enterprise Operations

Position Description:

Green Action Centre seeks an independent and energetic individual who is a proficient driver to assist the daily operations of our social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg. 

Background:

Green Action Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in Winnipeg and serving Manitoba. We promote greener living through environmental education and encourage practical green solutions for homeowners, workplaces, schools and communities. Our social enterprise, Compost Winnipeg, is a fee for service operation that offers compost collection services to offices, food vendors, institutions and households in Winnipeg.

Responsibilities:

In cooperation with other Compost Winnipeg staff, the Compost Courier has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Pick-up, weighing and tracking of organic waste from Compost Winnipeg customers;

  • General customer service;

  • Cleaning and maintenance...

April 13, 2018

Congratulations to Green Action Centre Board Member James Magnus-Johnson and the folks at the Canadian Mennonite University on unveiling the Centre for Resilience today! We are excited to be connected to this fabulous initiative.

December 21, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

Green Action Centre's Compost Winnipeg & Councillor Mayes Partner for School Composting

Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 21, 2017 -- Compost Winnipeg and St. Vital Councillor Brian Mayes invite schools to start thinking about a green resolution for the New Year: Compost. Thanks to support from Coun. Mayes, Compost Winnipeg will provide two Winnipeg schools with composting services from January to June 2018, including compost education, supplies, and food scraps pick-up.  

“I am contacted regularly by schools. Kids, teachers and parents want to see their schools composting but they rarely have a budget to take it beyond the discussion phase.” Says Kelly Kuryk, Project Manager for Compost Winnipeg. “Funding by Councillor Mayes will enable us to sponsor 2 schools to pilot a compost collection program. I am really excited – I hope we get lots of schools applying and can later expand the service!”

“I have been impressed by Compost Winnipeg’s work and wanted to assist them with  increa...

April 22, 2017

May 7, 2017

1PM - 4PM

FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Road)

Please note: Compost giveaway has been postponed due to spring road weight restrictions.

Kick off International Compost Awareness Week with us! Only one week before Mother’s Day, we’re encouraging you to do something for Mother Earth in the second week of May.

Come watch Dirt! The Movie with us at FortWhyte Alive, and then stay after to learn about how you can make your own dirt through composting! We’ll have a presenter from Fort Whyte to talk about vermicomposting, and Jen from Nature’s Perfect Plant Food will have some vermicomposting kits for sale. This is the perfect time to launch that composting program at your home that you’ve been putting off, because Fort Whyte also has Earth Machines and kitchen collector buckets for sale, and Green Action Centre is selling compost aerators for only $20.

This event is open to families of all ages, but please be aware that the documentary is 80 minutes long and we ask you to use your d...

April 21, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

21 April 2017 (Winnipeg): Compost Winnipeg makes every day Earth Day!

Yesterday, Compost Winnipeg - a social enterprise of Green Action Centre - showcased their love of compost and their work collecting organic waste that would otherwise end up in Winnipeg’s landfill. Every week, Compost Winnipeg staff pick up organic waste from businesses and residents around the city, and turn food scraps into compost. The pick-up service is tailored to those who do not have the time, space or ability to compost onsite.

To celebrate Earth Day, held annually on April 22, Compost Winnipeg is highlighting the weight of food waste captured during a regular day of their organic waste pick up. On this day, Compost Winnipeg picked up 840kg of compost, and since its launch last spring has captured over 80,500kg that would otherwise find its way to the landfill. This is equivalent to 1,905kgs of methane avoided, which is a greenhouse gas roughly 30 times more potent than Carbon Dioxide. This means...

April 21, 2017

The City of Winnipeg will be giving away compost on Earth Day (Saturday April 22). Take all your recyclables down the the Pacific 4R Depot (located at 1120 Pacific Avenue) and leave with some Grade A quality compost. It's a great deal!

Be sure to bring a sturdy container. You can have up to 100L. Don't know what 100L looks like? It's the volume of an average garbage can.

See you there!

April 21, 2017

The forecast may be cool this weekend but nothing warms your heart like celebrating Earth :) 

Be sure to drop by and say hi to us at the Farm! We'll have:

*Master Gardener William Dowie giving advice on how to maximize use of Compost in your garden (and other gardening advice!)

* Earth Day weekend sale on home compost pick-up! Sign up for 12 months and get 2 additional bonus months! You will also be entered to win a backyard garden consultation ($200 value)

* Vermicompost action! Learn about the wonderful worms of Fort Whyte Alive.

FortWhyte Alive Earth Day 2017

Come out for a full day of family fun! Join us for live entertainment, environmental workshops and exciting outdoor activities. Celebrate the planet with lessons in sustainability, special programming at FortWhyte Farms and a chance to explore the site at no cost - admission is free all day!

Sunday, April 23 | 10 - 4 pm

Free admission all day!

November 25, 2016

Launching in January 2017, Compost Winnipeg is excited to announce residential compost pick-up! Composting has never been easier. Sign up today to take advantage of our limited time offer of a free starter package.

Starter package includes:

One 5 gallon compost collection bucket with air-tight lid

Compostable bucket liner

Simple instructions

List of compostable items

Fridge magnet

“We Compost!” sticker

Weekly Service Includes

Collection and composting of organic waste

Bucket cleaning

Waste tracking 

Benefits

Reduce waste sent to the landfill by about 40%

Reduce greenhouse gases and the other harmful effects of landfilling waste

Support the local economy and an environmental non-profit

Make your trash can lighter, dryer and cleaner!

It's even easier than taking the trash out.

Neighbourhoods Currently Serviced:

Armstrong Point

Broadway-Assiniboine

Downtown

Earl Grey

Exchange District

Linden Woods

Minto

Osborne Village

Point Douglas

River Heights

River-Osborne

Riverview

Roslyn

Lord Roberts

St. Matthews

Sargent Park
We...

November 18, 2016

Holy biosolids Winnipeg! On day 2 of Compost operator training we got a tour of the City of Winnipeg's Brady Road compost operation. It is a really impressive and well managed operation. Currently dedicated to leaf and yard waste and biosolids, the City is planning on expanding to include food waste sometime... soon... (I hope!). Above pictures are from the biosolids (dewatered solids from sewage and wastewater treatment) composting area. It sounds like it might be gross but it really isn't - hardly even a smell. The high quality compost produced is used as landfill cover.