Backyard Composting

I used to be an eggshell; flower sprouting from compost

Please see https://www.mun.ca/botgarden/learn/compost.php for our virtual composting training.


2021 Information:

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering free online backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s*.

This year, the City of St. John's is offering two different bin types.

Prices:
  1. Standard Compost Bin: $50.00 (HST included).

  2. Tumbler Compost Bin: $75.00 (HST included). The tumbler bin is free standing and doesn't touch the ground.

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.

Registration NOT needed!  The Compost Talks are by drop in, and your information will be collected at the door.  Large groups (10+) are asked to contact us to discuss possibly booking your own session.  Education Programs contact: bgprograms@mun.ca

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. Simply forward a copy of the Certificate of Completion that will be emailed to you at the end of the course, along with your contact information (address and phone number) to curbit@stjohns.ca and the City will contact you with instructions for purchase.

Instructor:

Staff from MUN Botanical Garden.

*Not a resident of St. John's?  Please check the MMSB website to see if your community participates: MMSB Compost Bin Program Don't see them on the list?  Contact your town hall and ask them to participate - they won't know there is a desire unless you tell them!


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

Contact

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