Backyard Composting


Compost Bin Plans and Retailers

Building your own bin doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. There are many compost bin plans out there; some are very simple and some are more involved. For plans to build your own compost bin, click here.

To purchase a bin, visit your local hardware or gardening store.

2013 Backyard Composting Program
MMSB has partnered with 28 municipalities to offer compost bins to residents at a reduced cost. Communities will also be hosting free, Learn to Compost information sessions. This partnership encourages communities to provide residents with the knowledge and tools needed to start composting. If you are a resident of the following communities, you may contact your town for more information.

2013 Participating Communities:

Bird Cove Kippens
Bishop's Falls Lark Harbour
Campbellton Marystown
Clarenville New Perlican
Conception Bay South (CBS) NorPen/
St. Anthony
Conne River Old Perlican
Corner Brook Paradise
Deer Lake Pasadena
Dover Placentia
Flatrock Port au Choix
Gambo Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
Grand Bank Springdale
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Stephenville
Harbour Grace Twillingate

In Spring 2011, MMSB partnered with 53 Municipalities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to offer backyard compost bins at a reduce rate to residents with an opportunity for residents to participate in an educational training session on successful backyard composting.  If you are a resident of the following communities, you may contact your town for more information on the availability of compost bins. Many towns who were part of the 2011 Program have sold out of compost bins. However, the towns in bold below may still have compost bins in stock.

Appleton Kippens
Arnold's Cove Labrador City
Bay Robert's Lawn
Baytona Leading Tickles
Bonavista Logy Bay
Botwood Long Harbour & Mt. Arlington Heights
Campbellton Makkovik (Labrador)
Cape Broyle Marystown
Cow Head McIvers
Chance Cove Mary's Harbour
Carbonear Nain (Labrador)
Centreville New-Wes-Valley
Channel-Port aux Basques Norman's Cove-Long Cove
Colliers Northern Arm
Conception Bay South Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board
Conception Harbour Parsons Pond
Conne River Pasadena
Corner Brook Port Rexton
Daniel's Harbour Small Point-Broad Cove-Blackhead-Adam's Cove
Deer Lake St. Lawrence
Gambo St. Lewis (Labrador)
Gander St. Paul's
Glenwood Stephenville Crossing
Glovertown Summerford
Grand Bank Sunnyside
Harbour Breton Torbay
Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview Trinity
Heart's Delight-Islington Trinity Bay North
Holyrood Wabana
Irishtown-Summerside Whiteway