The world of composting can be an intimidating one at first – in fact, I’m brand new to it myself and am still at the stage of finding the right equipment. In researching the best ways to compost, I was surprised to learn that many municipal governments are giving away free or highly subsidized backyard composters for your home. Apparently it’s easier to get started than I thought!
Here in the Phoenix area, you can get a free composter if you are a Chandler, Tempe, or Gilbert resident. Phoenix and Mesa residents can get one for a $5 deposit. Composters are available from nearly every city government in the Valley, so call or email your local government to check it out.
If you are not in the Phoenix area, make sure to check with your local waste disposal services as well. If composting programs aren’t available in your area, make sure to request that the service be added soon!