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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.
**The tumbler is sold out for 2016 - but the City of St. John's is hoping to order more in in the Spring of 2017.

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

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A BIN FROM THE CITY OF ST. JOHN'S AFTER THE SESSION, PLEASE NOTE: CASH ONLY PLEASE. 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 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
  • Session #13 – Tuesday, July 5; 6-7 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #14 – Thursday, July 28; 10-11 am, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #15 – Saturday, Sept 3; 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #16 – Saturday, Sep 17; 2-3 pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #17 – Monday, Sept 26; 10-11 am, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #18 – Saturday, October 1; 2-3pm, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #19 – Tuesday, October 11; 10-11am, Location: Botanical Garden
  • Session #20 – Sunday, November 20; 1-2:30pm, Location: Botanical Garden

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