Backyard Composter Group Purchase Program


Make rich compost for your yard and garden using food scraps and yard waste!


Click Here for the Composter Order Form


About the Home Composter Bin

  • Expected bin price: $55 each, pay upon delivery
  • Made in North America of sturdy, yet lightweight, 100% recycled plastic.
  • Two-piece construction of sides allows for easy transporting (fits in most trunks/back seats).
  • Large capacity: 17 cu. ft. / holds 125 gallons. Dimensions: 30" h x 32" diameter.
  • Wide opening at the top –easy to add, view, and manage materials.
  • Lockable lid to deter pests and won't blow away.
  • Sliding doors on each side to monitor the status of, or to harvest, compost.


Bins are on display for you to inspect in the following locations:

  • Luther College Edible Landscape Garden next to Valders Hall of Science
  • Winneshiek County Recycling Facility in Freeport
  • Decorah Public Library
  • Winneshiek County Waste Education can bring one to demonstrate for your school, church, or civic group
  • Northeast Iowa Community College: contact the Green Iowa Americorps Sustainability Team
  • Winneshiek Energy District: contact the Green Iowa Americorps Team


2022 Distribution Sites and Dates

  • Thursday April 21: Luther College 4pm-6pm FULL
  • Saturday April 23: Winneshiek County Fairgrounds 9 am-11am
  • Thursday May 5: NICC 4pm-6pm
  • Saturday May 7: Winneshiek County Fairgrounds 9 am-11am


The goal of this program is to promote backyard composting as a means to help our community reduce pressure on our landfill.

Order Form

Questions? Contact Winneshiek County Waste Reduction and Recycling Educator Birgitta Meade ( OR Luther College Sustainability Coordinator Chris Frantsvog (