Free and Cheap Composters

Photo courtesy of Karim Nice

Photo courtesy of Karim Nice

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!


6 Responses to “Free and Cheap Composters”

  1. I so badly want to compost but you’re right, it is intimidating. Not to mention I can’t afford a $100 compost bin right now either. I’m going to have to find out if our town or state has any programs. Thanks!

  2. I would love a free compost been they do not offer this in Indiana. I cannot afford $100 bin. Can you tell me how I could get a free one. I trying to get ready for Earth Day. I want to become more Green.

    Sincerely,
    Merediht Still
    Mstill8001@yahoo.com

  3. I would love a free compost bill but this is not offered in Ohio. I can’t afford one. Is there a way to get a free one? I want to do my own compost

  4. I too would love a free composter. I have shopped around and the cheapest I have been able to find is $30. I live in a small community and the good ol fashion compost bin would prove ugly, stinky, and oh so very attractive to the animals of the Bashakill…Thank you so much…keepin it green.

  5. WOULD LOVE FREE COMPOSTER CANNOT AFFORD 1OO.00 NOT OFFERED IN NY WORKING HARD ON TRYING TO KEEP IT GREEN!

  6. Hong Kong, China, 2 Richland Diaoyu Islands ship has already successfully entered the 12 km distance of the Diaoyu Islands waters

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