08/06/2013 18:02 EDT | Updated 10/06/2013 05:12 EDT

Southwest borough launches compost program

Montreal's Southwest borough launched a new free composting program this week.

City councillor Véronique Fournier said residents can pick up a free bin and take it to their homes, fill it up with compost and then drop it off at one of several collection centres.

Fournier said the borough invested $50,000 in the project, which is the first of its kind in the city.

She said a door-to-door composting trial in the Southwest’s Ville-Emard neighbourhood was very popular.

The compost will be sent to an industrial collection site in the Lanaudière region.