Backyard Composters

Composters are available for purchase at locations throughout Niagara.

Acceptable Materials

Browns (Carbon Rich Materials)

  • Dry leaves
  • Wood chips
  • Sawdust
  • Straw
  • Twigs

Greens (Nitrogen Rich Materials)

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds
  • Grass clippings
  • Plant trimmings
  • House plants
  • Cut flowers
  • Tea bags
  • Egg shells

Unacceptable Materials

  • Fatty foods, butter, oil and salad dressing
  • Diseased or insect - infected plants
  • Stubborn weeds such as crab grass
  • Dog and cat feces
  • Weeds with mature seeds
  • Meat, bones and fish scraps


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