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Backyard Compost Program

City of St. John’s Backyard Compost Program

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. This year, the City of St. John's is offering two different bin types. You can purchase a standard compost bin for the low price of $40.00 (HST included). Alternatively you can purchase a tumbler compost bin for $55.00 (HST included). The tumbler bin is free standing and doesn't touch the ground.

You can attend a free backyard composting information session without registering*.  These sessions are for St. John's residents only.

*For debit and credit card purchases, you will need to pre-register with the City of St. John's for the session. Registration options are listed on their website.  If you will be purchasing a bin from the City of St. John's after the session, cash will be the only method of payment. Receipts will be provided.
All session to be held at MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road, St. John's, unless otherwise noted.

Fee: Workshops are free; St. John’s residents, who have attended the one-hour session, can purchase bins from the City of St. John’s.

Instructors: MUNBG Education Staff Anne Madden and Christine Gillard

2016 Spring Session Dates:

  • Session #1: Tuesday, April 19, 7-8 pm, Location: Goulds Recreation Centre, 509 Main Rd, Goulds, NL
  • Session #2: Thursday, April 21, 6:30-7:30 pm, Location: Wedgewood Park Recreational Centre, 47 Gleneyre Street, St. John's, NL
  • Session #3: Tuesday, April 26, 6-7 pm, Location: St. John's City Hall, EB Foran Room, 10 New Gower St, St. John's, NL
  • Session #4: Thursday, April 28, 6:30-7:30 pm, Location: Southlands Community Center, 40 Teakwood Drive, St. John's, NL
  • Session #5: Monday, May 2, 12-1 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #6: Saturday, May 7, 2-3 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #7: Sunday, May 15, 2-3 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #8: Monday, May 23, 10:30-11:30 am, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #9: Thursday, June 2, 3-4 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #10: Sunday, June 5, 12:30-1:30 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #11: Tuesday, June 7, 7-8p m, Location: H.G.R Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Road, St. John's, NL
  • Session #12: Saturday, June 25, 2-3 pm, Location: Botanical Garden

For more information, please contact The Waste and Recycling Division of the City of St. John’s.