Backyard Compost Bin Distribution Program 

Each year, MMSB partners with municipalities across the province to offer compost bins to residents at a reduced cost. Communities that participate in the Compost Bin Distribution Program are required to host free Learn to Compost information sessions to help residents learn to maintain their bins and gain the necessary knowledge to compost successfully. Since 2005, MMSB has partnered with over 171 municipalities and distributed more than 30,000 compost bins to residents across the province.

How to apply

MMSB canvasses municipalities in the spring to gauge their interest in engaging in a partnership. If there is sufficient interest, MMSB places an order for compost bins and sells them to partner communities at a subsidized rate. For more information, see 2022 – Information for Municipalities.

Submissions for 2022 are now open until December 31, 2021.

One third of waste that residents place at the curbside is organic. Promoting backyard composting of organic waste will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create healthy soil and save landfill space—all while saving our communities money.

Find out more about backyard composting at RethinkWasteNL.ca.

View a complete list of participating communities:

  • 2021

    Bay Bulls
    Carboneor
    Conception Harbour
    Corner Brook
    Flat Bay Band Inc.
    Flatrock
    Fogo Island
    Gambo
    Gander
    George’s Brook Milton
    Kippens
    Marystown
    Miawpukek Mi’Kamawey Mawi’omi
    Mount Pearl
    Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board
    Paradise
    Pasadena
    Portugal Cove St Phillips
    St John’s
    Whitbourne
    Witless Bay

  • 2020

    City of St John’s
    George’s Brook-Milton
    Kippens
    Mary’s Harbour
    Paradise
    Pasadena
    Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
    St George’s
    Witless Bay
    Woody Point

  • 2019

    Avondale
    Bay St George
    Churchill Falls
    City of St John’s
    Come by Chance
    Cormack
    Corner Brook
    Deer Lake
    Flatrock
    Fleur De Lys
    Holyrood
    Howley
    Kippens
    Marystown
    Milltown-Head of Bay D’Espoir
    Norris Point
    Paradise
    Pasadena
    Pool’s Cove
    Rocky Harbour
    Woody Point
    York Harbour

  • 2018

    Baie Verte
    Bay St. George Waste Management Committee
    Bay St. George South
    Cape St. George
    Channel Port au Basques
    City of St John’s
    Gander
    Green’s Harbour
    Kippens
    Lourdes
    New-Wes-Valley
    Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board
    Paradise
    Pasadena
    Sandy Cove
    Trinity Bay North
    Twillingate

  • 2017

    Baie Verte
    Carbonear
    Corner Brook
    Farm and Market -Clarenville
    Grand Falls-Windsor
    Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
    Makkovik
    Memorial University, Grenfell Campus
    Paradise
    Pasadena
    Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
    Robert’s Arm
    Sandy Cove
    St. Lawrence
    St. John’s
    Twillingate

  • 2016

    Brigus
    Burin
    Carmanville
    Comfort Cove – New Stead
    Fogo Island
    Gambo
    Gander
    McIver’s
    North West River
    Point Leamington

  • 2015

    Baie Verte
    Corner Brook
    Discovery Regional Service Board
    Happy Valley – Goose Bay
    Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove
    Sandy Cove
    St. John’s
    Sunnyside
    Witless Bay

  • 2014

    Burgeo
    Carbonear
    Conception Bay South
    Lewisporte
    Paradise
    Portugal Cove – St. Phillips
    St. Alban’s
    St. Anthony (NorPen Regional Service Board)
    St. George’s
    St. John’s
    Whitbourne
    Witless Bay

  • 2013

    Bird Cove
    Bishop’s Falls
    Campbellton
    Clarenville
    Conception Bay South
    Conne River
    Corner Brook
    Deer Lake
    Dover
    Flatrock
    Gambo
    Grand Bank
    Happy Valley – Goose Bay
    Harbour Groce
    Kippens
    Lark Harbour
    Marystown
    New Perlican
    NorPen Regional Service Board
    Old Perlian
    Paradise
    Pasadena
    Placentia
    Port au Choix
    Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
    Springdale
    Stephenville
    Twillingate

  • 2011

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