Find a bin

Many local hardware stores and garden centres carry a variety of compost bins or you may choose to build your own bin. Building a 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. Check out these compost bin plans from MUN Botanical Garden.

Municipal Backyard Compost Bin Program

Is your municipality offering compost bins at a reduced rate?

Through the Compost Bin Distribution Program, MMSB partners with municipalities from across the province to offer compost bins to residents at a reduced cost. Participating communities host free Learn to Compost information sessions to help residents learn to properly maintain the bin.  The program encourages communities to provide residents with the knowledge and tools needed to start composting.

2016 Participants:

  • Brigus
  • Burin
  • Fogo Island
  • Gambo
  • Point Leamington
  • Carmanville
  • Gander
  • McIvers
  • Comfort Cove – Newstead
  • North West River

Towns who participated in the program in previous years may have compost bins. The following communities were confirmed to have bins  as of April 2016. If you are a resident of one of the following communities, contact your town for more information:

Appleton
Arnold’s Cove
Baie Verte
Bird Cove
Bishop’s Falls
Cambelton
Centreville
Conception Harbour
Conne River
Corner Brook
Deer Lake
Flatrock
Glenwood
Grand Bank
Happy Valley – Goose Bay
Harbour Breton
Harbour Main – Chapel’s Cove – Lakeview
Holyrood
Irishtown – Summerside
Lark Harbour
Lewisporte
Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove
New Perlican
New-Wes-Valley
Norman’s Cove – Long Cove
Old Perlican
Paradise
Placentia
Port au Choix
Portugal Cove – St. Philips
St. Georges
St. John’s
Trinity
Trinity Bay North
Twillingate
Whitbourne
Whiteway
Witless Bay

View complete list of communities who have participated in the Municipal Backyard Compost Bin Program since 2011.