Composting

Composting is a great way to keep organic materials out of the landfill, reducing greenhouse gases and helping the environment.

The RM of Hanover is pleased to offer seasonal Community Compost Depots at the locations listed below.

*Please do NOT leave bags at depot locations during non-operational times*

New Bothwell
50 Park Bay (New Bothwell Community Club)

Blumenort
73 Park St (Blumenort Soccer Park)

Kleefeld
21 Main St S (Kleefeld Fire Hall)

Mitchell
130 Ash St (Mitchell Arena)

Grunthal
Church Ave (empty lot, turn South onto Church Ave from Main St, travel roughly 125m and it will be on the West side)

Steinbach Landfill
Compostable materials are also accepted year-round at the Steinbach Landfill (Located at 105 Hanover Road East) at no cost.


CompostWhat NOT to Compost
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds (without seeds)
  • Garden waste
  • Peat moss
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea leaves/bags
  • Egg shells
  • Meat and bones
  • Dairy products
  • Wood chips or sawdust
  • Pet manure
  • Herbicide-treated grass clippings
  • Perennial and seed-bearing weeds
  • Diseased plants
  • Metal
  • Plastic


Consider Mulching (also called Grass Cycling)

Mulching is the practice of leaving grass clippings on your lawn when mowing. Proper mulching requires a mulching blade - they are readily available at hardware stores - however mulching is a natural fertilizer (saving money), does not require bagging (saving time), and keeps organic materials out of the Landfill. 

Mulching Tips

  • Mow high. Adjust the mower height to leave your lawn 3-31/2 inches long. Never cut off more than 1/3 of the grass height.
  • Mulch it. Use a mulching mower to reduce the size of the clippings. They will break down and release nutrients to your lawn more readily. 
  • Keep it sharp and dry. A dull blade can damage grass. Sharpen mower blades annually and mow when the grass is dry.
  • Alternate mowing direction. This keeps the grass from being pushed over in just one direction and being damaged by the sun.