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Backyard Composting




The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering free backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s. You can purchase a standard compost bin for $40.00 (HST included). 

Please be advised that we are sold out of the tumbler style of compost bins for the 2016 season. We do have ample standard compost bins available for purchase.


Standard Compost Bin ($40.00)


Tumbler Bin ($55.00)



These sessions are for St. John's residents only.

You can attend a free backyard composting information session without registering. 

If you will be purchasing a bin after the session, cash will be the only method of payment. Receipts will be provided. 

2017 Backyard Composting Sessions

Day Date Time Location Address
Monday April 3 6:30 - 7:45 PM Foran Greene Room City Hall Fourth Floor
Wednesday April 19 12:00 - 1:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Rd.
Monday May 1 2:00 - 3:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio RD
Sunday May 7 12:00 - 1:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Monday May 8 12:00 - 1:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Saturday May 27 2:00 - 3:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Tuesday May 30 2:00 - 3:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Wednesday  June 7 12:30 - 1:45 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
TBA TBA TBA Paul Reynolds Centre 47 Gleneyre St.
Sunday June 11 1:00 - 2:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Friday June 16 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Saturday June 24 2:00 - 3:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Saturday July 1 2:00 - 3:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road
Tuesday July 18 6:00 - 7:15 PM MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Road

Benefits of making and using compost: 
  • Adds much needed nutrients to the soil.
  • Allows for more air space in the soil, with a greater amount of microbes which means healthier soil for growing healthier plants.
  • Reduces your use of fertilizers, and saves you money.
  • Assists your soil in retaining water much longer, reducing the need to water as often.
  • Dark soil absorbs more of the sun in the spring warming up the earth quicker and keeps it warmer longer in the fall. 
  • Reduces the amount of garbage you are sending to the landfill therefore extending its life.
For more information on Backyard Composting please visit the MMSB website by clicking here or the MUN Botanical Garden website by clicking here.  
 

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