Composting / Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting

The Regional District encourages and supports backyard composting as a cost effective and efficient waste reduction option. Home composting provides residents with the opportunity to process organic materials they produce. Each home composter unit has the potential to divert 200 - 300 kg of organic material from regional landfills annually. There are two important benefits:

  • A useful product in the form of finished compost is produced by the active composter at home, without the need for curbside collection or delivery of materials to a centralized compost facility.
  • Can reduce your garbage output by up to 30%. This is a significant volume of organic material that is diverted from landfill. This material would consume valuable landfill space, and contribute to harmful leachate production and gas generation.

Purchase a Backyard Composter

Earth Machine Backyard Composters are an $80 value now only $50 taxes included. Available while supplies last from the Regional District office at 155 George St. Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Earth Machine

  • Large 360 litre capacity
  • 33" high x 33" diameter
  • 10 year warranty
  • Over 2,500,000 in use
  • Easy snap together assembly
  • Made of recycled materials
  • Big enough for a family of five


  • Compost Aerator Tool
  • Easy to use tool that makes compost mixing a breeze
  • Only $24

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