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Composting

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*Follow this link for specific information on the City's  Green Cart Program

What is Composting?

Composting is a managed biological process that breaks down organic materials, such as food scraps, into a dark, earthy, soil-like material called compost.

Why Compost?

Reduce waste:  30 - 40% of household garbage is made up of organics that can be composted. Yellowknifers can help extend the life of the landfill by composting!

Make your garden & lawn healthy:  Compost is an excellent soil conditioner that improves microbiological activity, soil structure, and water retention. Compost acts like a sponge, helping soil retain moisture and nutrients. This reduces the amount you need to water and fertilize.

How Can You Compost?

Compost Sale

The City of Yellowknife and Ecology North aim to hold annual compost sales once compost is mature and tested.  Details will be announced via the city website and social media.

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