Backyard composting will greatly reduce the amount of garbage you set out each week. By composting kitchen food scraps, leaves and more, you will create a nutrient-rich soil to use in gardens around your home.


  • Turn your compost with a shovel or pitch fork once a week
  • Mix browns (leaves, coffee grounds, egg shells, paper), and greens (vegetable and food scraps) to avoid smells and pests
  • Keep meat and dairy products out of the Soil Saver or Tumbler – buy a digester if you want to break down these materials
  • Keep your compost moist by adding a little water when you turn your pile
  • View our Guide to Composting

Buy a composter

You can purchase three styles of backyard composters at our office on 555 Courthouse Road in Cobourg or at our Material Recovery Facility in Grafton.

Soil Saver - $40

soil saver composter

Tumbler - $50

Tumbler composter

Digester - $55

Digester composter

Kitchen Catchers

Kitchen catcher

Plastic bucket (7L) - $7
Small Stainless Steel (4L) - $19.50
Large Stainless Steel (6L) - $22.50