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Environmental Services

Related Links

Prairie Harvest Employment


Saskatchewan Abilities Council


Environmental Services Department
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Fax (306) 786-6880

What is Composting?

Composting is a mixture of decaying organic matter for soil.  It feels crumbly, looks dark, and has an earthy smell.  When compost is added to soil, it increases the ability of the soil to hold water.  It provides a slow release fertilizer, improves soil structure, and boosts the number of soil microbes as well.  Compost is made by strategically arranging materials in piles which speeds up the natural decay process. 

What can you compost?

Browns: are materials rich in carbon and may include:

  • Lint
  • Mulched Leaves and Grass
  • Shredded paper
  • Hair
  • Manure
  • Sawdust (Non-treated wood)
  • Wood Chips

Greens: are materials rich in nitrogen and may include:

  • Evergreen Needles
  • Weeds (Before they go to seed)
  • Tea Bags
  • House Plants
  • Fruit, Vegetables
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Egg Shells

Why Compost?

  • Keeps soil and plants healthy
  • Composting is completely free, the only cost is time
  • Improves lawns and gardens
  • You can make your own
  • Helps extend landfill life which will help reduce pollution


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