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.