Backyard composting is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to recycle food scraps and yard trimmings. If you’re composting at home, thank you and please carry on! You are diverting waste from the landfill and getting a rich fertilizer for your garden.
Common backyard weeds and invasive plants should not be added to your backyard compost but can be added to your curbside Yard Trimmings collection, except for giant hogweed and knotweed which require special attention and care.
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Need a Backyard Composter?
Backyard composters are available to all Metro Vancouver residents through the City Farmer backyard composter distribution program. Bins are $35 (cash only) and can be picked up from the compost demonstration garden in Vancouver. Call 604-736-2250 to reserve a composter and schedule a pick-up time.
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