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Composting, often described as nature's way of recycling, is the biological process of breaking up organic waste into an extremely useful humus-like substance. Organic waste such as food waste, grass clippings, paper, coffee grounds, etc. is rich in nutrients. Compost is used in gardens, landscaping, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as soil conditioner, a fertilizer, and as a natural pesticide for soil.
In a landfill, compostable items are buried and do not recieve enough oxygen to break down. This means that the organic waste releases methane gas into the air. In a compost facility the compost is regulated and recieves the oxygen it needs to break down and not produce these harmful emissions.
The City of Morden now offers a 3 steam curbside collection, including compost pickup. Residents can place their compost on their curbside for collection all year. For acceptable items, compost container information, and collection days...
Winkler residents have 3 stream collection from April-November where Winkler residents can place their compost curbside for pickup. OR residents can bring their compostables to Penner Waste all year. For acceptable items, curbside compost information and collection days...
RM OF STANLEY
RM of Stanley residents can bring their compost to either Mordens Compost locations or Penner Waste. However, rural residents are encouraged to throw their compost into their garden.
Local Collection Sites:
PENNER WASTE (WINKLER)
FREE for Winkler Residents
20153 Rd15N Winkler/2 miles North on HWY 428
ENVIROCLEAN LANDFILL SOLUTIONS (MORDEN)
41 Jefferson St.
WILLCOCKS ROAD COMPOST YARD (MORDEN)*
FREE for Morden Residents
Willcocks Road – southeast of Huron Window
*YARD WASTE ONLY!