Composting Events in Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Compost Coaches provide free workshops and composting services throughout the year. Do you want us to keep you updated about our upcoming events through your inbox? Send an email to [email protected] to let us know you'd like to be on our events mailing list.
Registration is now open for the 2017 COMPOST COACH TRAINING SESSION!
WHEN: 9:30 - 4:00 pm, March 4th & 5th, 2017
Every year, we offer a 2-day training session sponsored by the City of Saskatoon for those interested in joining Saskatoon's team of Compost Coaches (formerly the Master Composters.)
Through lectures and hands-on practice, participants learn about soil biology, techniques and troubleshooting for traditional composting, vermicomposting, bokashi fermentation, grasscycling, and compost tea. The course also goes over how to answer common questions, give presentations, and lead simple composting demonstrations.
Once participants complete their training, they will be encouraged to take part in a number of exciting volunteer opportunities including: working with community gardens, staffing composting displays at community events, giving presentations, and performing home visits for residents who request one-on-one composting help. These volunteer opportunities are coordinated through the SWRC.
Registration costs $100 and includes a textbook and course manual. Reduced cost options are available for low income participants. The registration fee will be fully reimbursed if participants complete 12 volunteer hours in Saskatoon within one year of their training.
The course is limited to 15 participants/year, and is currently restricted to people living within Saskatoon.
Seasonal City Composting Services:
Got a burning composting question? Email [email protected] or leave a message at (306) 931-3249. We will get back to you within 1 business day.
Composting Home Visits
Composting home visits are a free service to residents of Saskatoon. Let one of our Compost Coaches help you set up a compost system, troubleshoot an existing system, or answer your composting questions. Email [email protected] or call (306) 931-3249 to schedule your visit. Visits typically take 15-45 minutes.
Compost Bin / Rain Barrel Rebates
The City of Saskatoon offers $20 rebates to residents who purchase a rain barrel and/or compost bin form a local retailer. One rain barrel rebate and one compost bin rebate is available per household, per year. Forms are available here.
Saskatoon Green Cart Collection
Registration is open for the City's 2017 green cart program. For $55, households can be supplied with a green cart for food and yard waste that is collected biweekly from May 1st to early November. More information can be found here.
Saskatoon Compost Depots
You can reduce organic waste going to the landfill by bringing your excess leaves, grass, sod, topsoil, garden refuse, Halloween pumpkins, and non-elm branches, stumps, and tree trimming for free to the City's municipal compost depots.