Community Compost Depots 

Bring your yard and garden waste to Steinbach’s Community Compost Depots, open every Saturday, 9am–3pm, from May 6 to October 14, 2023. (Closed during holidays.)

The depots are located at:

  • Woodlawn School (411 Henry St)
  • ​Stonybrook Middle School (77 Lumber Ave)
  • NEW in 2023: Smith Neufeld Jodoin Law Offices (85 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12) 

What can I compost?

The City composts all the material collected at depots and at the landfill and uses the rich compost in the city’s parks and gardens. When ready, compost is also available for the public to pick-up at no charge!

Please note, compost can also be dropped off at the Steinbach Landfill, year-round. 

Learn More about the Landfill

Do-It-Yourself Compost

Have you ever thought about composting at home? Here's a great "How to Compost" video by Green Action Centre to get you started!

Consider mulching your lawn this summer. Have a beautiful lawn and enjoy more summer. Learn more. 

What to compost:

  • Vegetables & fruit (fresh, cooked, canned)
  • Coffee grounds / Filters
  • Tea leaves / bags
  • Egg shells 
  • Bread
  • Plain rice / Plain pasta
  • Garden waste
  • Weeds without seeds
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves

Do not compost:

  • Meat / Fish / Bones
  • Eggs / Dairy Products
  • Oily foods / Sauces
  • Pet waste
  • Diseased plants
  • Metals
  • Synthetic materials
  • Plastic / Petroleum products