Composting

Residents can make their own dirt by composting in their backyards or by taking food scraps to depots that have an organics program.

Backyard Compost

Composters and kitchen catchers are available for County residents to purchase at the Public Works office (310 Armour Road, Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm). Bear country options are available. Please call ahead to confirm price and availability.

Organics/Depot Drop-Off Program

Organics Collections (curbside and depot) are available throughout the County. Please click on "Organics Programs" below to see what is available in your area.

Leaf and Yard

Leaf and yard composing is available throughout the County (curbside or depot). Please see the Leaf and Yard page for more information.

If you require further information please contact us at 705-775-2737 or waste@county.peterborough.on.ca and we'll be pleased to assist you.

Documents & Resources

Backyard Composting