$40,000 has been set aside to build the new compost site for Dauphin.

After four years, the project was approved last fall and will be constructed in the landfill site.

Bill Brenner, City of Dauphin Public Works Manager, talks about the impact of the green waste bins on the project.

“We’ve been collecting those materials. We have a huge pile of compostable material at the disposal site right now and that stuff will all get moved into the compost site once it’s operational.”

The construction will begin sometime this summer.

The composted materials will be used within the city, but they hope to achieve a certain level of standard of compost before they consider what to do with the excess amounts.