Ask Your Municipality About a Low-Cost Compost Bin

Many Massachusetts communities sell price-subsidized bins to residents. Find out where they are available.

Where to Get a Bin

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Many towns and cities use MassDEP grant funds to buy compost bins directly from manufacturers, then sell them to residents at a discount. 

To learn if the community where you live has compost bins for sale, see the List of Massachusetts Compost Bin Distribution Programs in Additional Resources below.

The bins most commonly available are: Earth Machine (with room for 10 cubic feet of material) and New Age Composter (with a capacity of 24 cubic feet).

Both units are easy to assemble, resist rodents, and break down organic materials well. At least half of the plastic that goes into them comes from products that consumers have used and recycled previously.

Note: MassDEP does not sell compost bins.

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