By David Klassen
The Manitoba government is spending $300,000 to expand Brandon’s curbside organics collection and composting program.
Premier Greg Selinger announced on Friday in the Wheat City that the funding will be spread out over the next two years.
“Brandon has a long-standing position as Manitoba’s leader in organics composting and waste diversion,” Selinger said. “As the first city in Manitoba to extend the automated cartcollection service to residents city-wide, Brandon is leading the way and we’re pleased to support this initiative that will divert even more waste from landfills.”
A total of 6,000 households will benefit from organics collection, which is expected to divert an additional 2,600 tonnes of organic waste from the Eastview Landfill every year.