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Why Compost

Why it is important to compost food waste in Toronto.

Divert from Landfills

Your garbage is about 40 per cent organic waste — composting keeps all that garbage out of the landfill.

Reduce Global Warming

Organic wastes that end up in landfills decompose without oxygen and produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Keep Trucks off the Road

Less waste in the garbage means fewer collection trucks on the road.

Grow Healthy Plants

Plants love it — compost is a nutrient-rich fertilizer that helps soil retain moisture.

About Worm Composting

All you need to get started.
Start anytime in your basement or kitchen.

Two great things about worm composting are that you can do it even if you don't have a yard, and you can do it year-round.

If you do it right, there will be no smell or pests so composting with worms is the ideal way to compost indoors.

After your bin is well-established, your food waste can be turned into rich soil for your potted plants or your garden within days.

You can get started today. Order worms for pickup from a convenient downtown location.

  • Bin

    Opaque bin with air-holes and lid.

  • Bedding

    Moist shredded newspaper

  • Food

    No meat or fats

  • Worms

    Red wigglers

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