City Selling Discounted Backyard Composters

Published on: 2019/05/01 - in News

The City of Kingston is now selling backyard composters for $20, less than half its regular price, while supplies last.

Residents can purchase them at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre, 196 Lappan’s Lane. KARC’s business hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturday.

“Why buy compost when you can make your own?” said Heather Roberts, manager, solid waste, in a release. “Composting in your backyard is a great way to capture the nutrients in organic waste for use in your garden.”

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According to the City, backyard composting saves the municipal money – as it costs $90 a tonne to process organic waste collected in the green bin – and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the collection vehicles.

In regards to recycling in general, the City of Kingston posted a video today to let the community know that, despite media attention about some other municipalities, Kingston has not diverted any recyclable materials to landfill.

For details about what should go into green bins and not into a backyard composter, visit If you have any suggestions on how the City can divert more household waste, pass them along at its Waste Strategies page.

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