Limited supply of backyard composters while supplies last

Why buy compost when you can make your own? The City of Kingston is selling up to 100 discounted backyard composters for $30 during the month of May.

To take advantage of this opportunity, residents can visit the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at196 Lappan’s Lane. KARC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Proof of residency is required for this promotion, as well as a limit of one composter per household.

“Composting in your backyard is a great way to capture the nutrients in organic waste for use in your garden or on your lawn,” says Adam Muller, Supervisor of Solid Waste.

It costs over $100 a tonne for the City to process organic waste collected in the green bin, so backyard composting cannot only save municipal dollars but also the greenhouse gas emissions related to the collection vehicles.

There are several items – like bones, dairy products, fats and oils – that can go in the green bin, but should not go in your backyard composter. For details, see

Composters will return to their standard price of $49 on June 1 or when 100 composters have been sold.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2022-04-29 10:21:24 -0400