Backyard Composting

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 a backyard composter at our office on 555 Courthouse Road in Cobourg.


Soil Saver - $40

soil saver composter

  • 28” width x 32” height x 28” depth overall
  • 10-year guarantee
  • Two slide-up doors for easy removal
  • Easy assembly

Kitchen Catchers - $5

Kitchen catcher

  • Plastic bucket (7L)