The Manitoba Composts Program

The Manitoba Composts Program was launched in 2014, to give municipal and private sector composting facilities financial incentives and support for the diversion of organic waste in Manitoba. Up to $1 million is available annually, with a goal, by 2020, of diverting 100,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfills. This is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 59,000 tonnes of CO2.

Facilities that enter into a contribution agreement with Manitoba Sustainable Development are eligible for incentive payments of $10.00 per tonne for facilities that process more than 2,500 tonnes a year and $25.00 per tonne with a maximum of $25,000 annually for those processing 2,500 tonnes or less. In 2016, ten compost facilities registered to receive Manitoba Composts Support Payments, four municipal and six private. In 2016, these facilities diverted over 54,000 tonnes of organic waste and received over $590,000 in support payments.

In 2016, 10 compost facilities - four municipal and six private - registered to receive Manitoba Composts Support Payments. Those facilities diverted over 54,000 tonnes of organic waste and received over $590,000 in support payments.

To be eligible for support payments, compost facilities must have all necessary environmental approvals in place and comply with environmental license and permit requirements. They must also have trained personnel on site and produce compost that meets national quality standards.


Manitoba Compost Support Program Reporting Form