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Sign up today to start diverting your organic waste from the landfill.

Sign up today to start diverting your organic waste from the landfill.

How It Works

Sign up today to start diverting your waste from the landfill!

Get a bucket

We’ll deliver you a 5-gallon bucket, plus a compostable bag and a guide on how to compost with us.

Fill your bucket with food scraps and other compostable materials

Leave it on the curb

Once a week, we’ll pick up your waste and give you a new bag. You’re ready for another week of curbside composting!

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If our service isn’t affordable, it won’t benefit the environment or the community. To keep our prices low while still allowing us to expand, we use a sliding scale system of payment.

You as a subscriber can opt to pay a higher monthly or yearly rate if you can afford it, or you can select a lower price that’s made available because of the sliding scale. You receive the same service regardless of tier, but choosing a higher tier means we can offer lower prices and free subscriptions, and gives us the resources we need to create more high-paying, green jobs in the Northfield area. 

Payment Options

Tiers Monthly Yearly
Tier 1 $10 $120
Tier 2 $15 $180
Tier 3 $20 $240
Tier 4 $25 $300
Tier 5 (supported) $5 $60
Extra Bucket $3 $36

If you are unable to pay the supported tier but would still like to subscribe, please send us an email so we can set something up.

Once you've chosen a tier, you have 3 options for how to pay:

1) Pay Yearly by Credit Card

Pay for the whole year at any tier. Cancel anytime and be refunded for the remaining months.

This is our preferred method because it lowers credit card processing fees.

2) Pay Monthly by Credit Card

Pay any tier monthly and cancel anytime.

3) Pay Yearly by Check

Pay any tier on a yearly basis. If you’d like to pay by check, start by filling out this form, and don’t fill out the credit card payment form on this page.

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Cannon the Compost Cat says: "A sliding scale makes composting accessible to everyone!"

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll deliver your bucket the Thursday after you subscribe. Service starts the week after and continues all year round! This is slightly different for rural subscribers.

Once a week on a specific day of the week depending on where you live. We’ll contact you shortly after you subscribe to let you know. This is slightly different for rural subscribers.

  • We currently collect from Northfield, Dundas, and the surrounding area. We are happy to accommodate rural subscribers — send us an email if that’s you and we’ll work something out!
  • If you live in an apartment, let us know where to deliver your bucket to and where you’ll put it out each week.

We’re happy to accommodate the occasional extra bucket or 2 of compost, especially around holidays. But if you regularly have more compost than fits in your bucket(s) from us, consider signing up for another bucket by filling out this form once you’ve signed up.

If we haven’t collected your bucket by 8 PM on your collection day, we didn’t skip your bucket for any reason other than that we didn’t see it or forgot about it. Our apologies! Please fill out this missed bucket contact form and we’ll get your bucket on Thursday.

We can only accept as much yard waste as you can fit in your bucket(s). If you need more space, we encourage you to either sign up for a yard waste bin from DSI for a monthly fee or take your yard waste to the City yard waste site at no cost.

If you always keep a lid on your bucket, put it on the curb every week, and clean it out regularly, you will not deal with any bad smells. In fact, putting all your organic waste in one container means your trash won’t smell like rotten food which will make your house smell better!

This has never been a problem for our subscribers. If you still worry about it, just make sure the lid is on securely when you put your bucket on the curb.

We will provide you with one 8-gallon bag for each of your buckets each week. Using the bag we provide makes our job easier and will keep your bucket cleaner. You can purchase extra bags (sold at most grocery stores), but please ensure that they are certified compostable.

Absolutely! Send us an email to set up payment for however many months in a year you’d like to participate and we’ll only charge you for those months.

Tips for Successful Curbside Composting

  • Tie your bag if possible. The simplest method is knotting two edges of the bag together, but if that doesn’t work, you can use something like natural-fiber twine or natural-fiber yarn. Never use twist ties or other non-compostable materials.
  • Flatten your pizza boxes and put them under your bucket after removing food and trash from them.
  • Especially during the winter months, line the bottom of your bucket with crumpled-up newspaper to absorb liquid and prevent the bag from freezing to the bucket. This also helps keep your bucket clean in the summer.
  • If it is difficult to seal the lid of your bucket, put a rock on it that securely holds down the lid without sealing it.
  • Your bucket doesn’t have to get gross. Wiping it out each week after collection goes a long way to prevent build-up
  • If you are dealing with pests like insects, consider keeping your bucket indoors. Always secure the lid on the bucket when you are not using it.
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You can compost your Jack-o'-lanterns too!

We also provide service for businesses, places of worship, condominiums and special events.
Send us an email to find out more!

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