Backyard composting could earn you a tax rebate if a Winnipeg City Council’s new proposal is successful.

Coun. Kevin Klein (Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood) is calling for a city report on a potential property tax rebate of $ 100 for every household that is “actively” involved in composting.

In the motion, Klein suggests that homeowners could self-declare their composting efforts over the past year in order to receive the discount, which could be combined with random inspections to ensure that composting is actually taking place.

Organic products make up 44 percent of household waste in Winnipeg. Therefore, composting should be encouraged in order to effectively divert waste from the landfill, the application says.