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How to Buy Composters and Aerators

North Shore Recycling Program Compost Bin and Wingdigger The North Shore Recycling Program offers two composting tools to North Shore residents at subsidized prices. Both composting tools are available at the North Shore Recycling Drop-off Depot (29 Riverside Drive) every day of the week.

Garden Gourmet Backyard Compost Bins

Garden Gourmet backyard compost bins are designed to compost an equal mix of nitrogen-rich "green" material and carbon-rich "brown" material. The lid can be completely removed for easy aeration and the sliding bottom door provides access to finished compost. With its small, square footprint, it occupies a minimum of yard space and may be placed side-by-side with additional bins to create an inexpensive multi-bin system.

Made from black 100% recycled HDPE plastic. Pre-assembly dimensions: 60 cm x 60 cm x 28 cm (fits on a standard car passenger seat). Bin requires assembly (no tools required). Assembled dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 1m high. Weight: 12kg. $45 taxes included.

Wingdigger™ Compost Aerating Tools

Wingdigger™ compost aerating tools are designed to work effectively with the tall and narrow Garden Gourmet compost bins. This sturdy, long poking stick has short “wings” at the end that unfold to lift and blend compacted material at the base of an active compost bin.

Made from tubular galvanized steel with brass-plated steel rivet and plastic handle grip.  Measures 90cm long with 15cm handle. Weight: 500g. $7.50 taxes included.

Two convenient payment options:

  • Pre-purchase online with your VISA or MasterCard, then print and bring your receipt (and proof of North Shore residency) to the North Shore Recycling Drop-off Depot located at 29 Riverside Drive to pick up your purchases.
  • Pay on-site at the North Shore Recycling Drop-off Depot with either a cheque made out to the District of North Vancouver, a money order or a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Credit card payments may take up to 10 minutes depending on staff availability.


Buy a Composter

North Shore Recycling Program Garden Gourmet Compost BinGet yourself a subsidized Garden Gourmet backyard composter and a Wingdigger compost aerating tool! Buy one now...

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hether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:

minimize common composting problems,

improve your finished compost and

take less garbage to the curb.


Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:

·minimize common composting problems,

·improve your finished compost and

·take less garbage to the curb.

How do I Compost?

North Shore Recycling Program Compost BinVisit our Composting 101 Section to discover the secrets to a successful compost bin.

Compost Trouble?

North Shore Recycling Program HelpCheck out our Troubleshooting Page for solutions to common problems or view our Composting How-To Videos.