Compost area featuring several compost bins before the pollinator garden

Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill. Wastes from your kitchen and yard decompose naturally and turn into soil-enriched humus.

Interested in Backyard Composting?

Check out our Composting Made Easy brochure. It contains concise information on home composting in Newfoundland.

Full composting booklet - 16 pages (PDF)

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For further information on composting, please refer to the composting leaflets:

1. Nature: The Great Recycler - composting benefits and background (PDF)

2. Let's Compost! - what you can and cannot compost and green/brown balance (PDF)

3. The Compost Bin - location and construction (PDF)

4. Building Your Compost Pile - how to make the most of your compost pile (PDF)

5. Humus: Garden Gold! - when and how to use the composting end-product (PDF)

6. Winter Composting - extending the composting season year round (PDF)

7. Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms - what you will need, how to do it, and FAQ (PDF)

We have also developed a composting curriculum unit for educators (PDF).

For a local and knowledgeable source of vermicomposting worms, please contact:

Trouter's Special Worm Farm

c/o Christa Williams

Worm Farm Office: (709) 334-3531
Recycling Depot: (709) 334 - 3577
Cell: (709) 682 - 8611
Fax: 334 - 2614

For more information about composting or composting resources available from the Garden, please contact:

Tel: (709) 864 - 8590


Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000