Backyard composting is a cost effective and environmentally friendly way for you to produce nutrient-rich soil for your yard and garden, even if you already use your Green Bin. You can recycle:
Garden and yard trimmings
Uncooked food scraps, like vegetable and fruit peelings
Coffee grounds and tea bags
Avoid odours and attracting rodents and pests. Fish, meat, dairy, and grain products, grease, oil, and cooked foods like pasta and rice decompose too slowly in a backyard composter. Put these items in your Green Bin for collection.
How to buy a composter for your yard
We sell backyard composters at about half the regular retail cost - we subsidize the other half.
Our backyard composters, provided by FreeGarden Earth:
Measure 33 inches high by 31 inches wide (84 cm high by 79 cm wide)
Are one piece construction - no seams and no assembly required
Have a capacity of 11 cu ft (311 litres)
Are made of 100% recycled materials
Come with an instruction manual
Come with a free aerator/compost turner (while quantities last)
The FreeGarden Earth backyard composter comes as a solid unit and cannot be disassembled into multiple pieces. We recommend that you measure the space available in your vehicle first before going to the Transfer Station to purchase a unit.
$25 (taxes included), payable by credit card, debit card, cheque, or cash.
Where to buy a composter
Pick up and pay for your garden composter at the Vancouver South Transfer Station at 377 West Kent Avenue North.
What about fish, meat, bones, dairy products, cooked foods, grain products, grease, and oils? Put these food scraps in your City Green Bin for recycling because they decompose too slowly in backyard composters, cause odour problems, and attract pests.