Backyard Composting

 

Backyard Composter

What is composting?

Composting is the natural decaying process of food and yard trimmings that results in a nutrient-rich material used to fertilize and condition soil.

Why compost?

By composting, you will help the environment, create a free and natural fertilizer, and reduce your garbage.

Purchase a backyard composter

The Township sells the FreeGarden, an 80-gallon, durable and lightweight composter. The subsidized cost to Township residents is $25. To mix your compost you can also obtain a Wing Digger aerator for $15. Both are available for purchase at:

Home delivery is available upon request.

Building your own backyard composter

An alternative to purchasing a composter is to build your own. For a detailed guide on how to make a composter, see Metro Vancouver's Compost Bin Construction Plans  (PDF).

Using your backyard composter

Learn how to get the best out of your composter