If you don’t yet have access to the municipal food waste collection and even if you do, there are other options to participate in properly managing your food waste! Composting at home or at a community composting site reduces the fuel burned transporting your food waste to the city’s composting sites.
Composting at home
A great option is to do your own composting! You can do regular composting or vermicomposting. If you have space available on your property, you can create a basic compost pile or purchase (or build!) a compost bin or box, or you can even do vermicomposting indoors in a sealed bin. Pre-built compost bins/boxes are available at most hardware stores.
We manage community composting sites throughout Côte-des-Neiges, which offer the opportunity to get involved in reducing the amount of garbage you generate by composting collectively with your neighbours.
To begin using one of our sites, please get in touch with us by email, phone, or in person. We will send you all of the necessary information to get started.
We encourage all participants to share in the proper maintenance of each composter. The final compost output is provided free of charge for use by all participants.
Our currently active sites include:
- Jean-Brillant Park (near the corner of Swail and Gatineau)
- Ridgewood Avenue (in the island at the end of the street)
- Mahatma-Gandhi Park (near the corner of Hudson and Van Horne)
- Darlington Place (near the corner of Darlington Avenue and Darlington Place)
- Mackenzie-King Park (near the corner of Côte-Ste-Catherine and Beaucourt)
- Nelson-Mandela Park (on Westbury, halfway between Barclay and Vézina)