Humber Heights Community Compost
The Western Environment Centre started the Humber Heights Community Compost in 2017 and continues to run it into 2019. The purpose of the project is to work with a neighbourhood to offer a free community composting  service.
We started the project in April 2017 by canvassing the neighbourhood of Humber Heights in Corner Brook to find about 100 volunteer participants, or approximately 30 - 40 households.

Participants then received information on how the program works. They were each given a household kitchen bin to collect compostable scraps, as well as some materials explaining what items can and cannot be composted.
Three community compost bins have been installed near the local Heights Community Garden, located at Brandon Municipal Playground, off Batstone's Road. Project participants can drop off their compostables at the bins each week, or in the case of limited mobility or other issues, they can request a weekly pick up.
Our composters can create finished compost in as little as six weeks (unlike the typical 1-2 years needed for a typical backyard composter in Newfoundland). The finished compost is an extremely valuable resource for gardeners, and is offered to project participants and local community gardeners.
This free compost service still has some spaces available. Email if you'd like more information!
Thank you to the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund), the Community Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador, and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation who provided funding to enable this project to get off the ground.
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