The County sells a variety of composters as well as offering Garbage to Garden, an at home composter installation program. 

Where to get a composter?

The County sells a traditional aerobic composter ($30) and an anaerobic digester ($60).  Both of these options are available at our Planning and Public Works Department Office at 310 Armour Road.  They may also be available at your local Township office, please contact them directly to ensure they have stock. 

Composting in your backyard is the easiest and most cost effective way to reduce waste from our homes.

We encourage grasscycling and mulching as an excellent way to reduce backyard waste and improve lawn health.

  • Grasscycling is allowing the grass clippings to stay on the lawn to compost
    • Cut no more than 1/3 the length of the grass
    • Cut only when the grass is dry to the touch
    • A mulching mower is not needed

Garbage to Garden 2022 Installations are currently suspended. An update will be posted when the program restarts. 


Peterborough County's Garbage to Garden program is currently suspended. 

If you would like to purchase a backyard composter or digester without installation please send us an email at

Thank you.