CRD offers subsidized composters

Kitchen, yard compost options from countertop to soil enrichment

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is offering subsidized composters once again this year.

CRD chair Al Richmond says some folks who wanted them last year missed out by waiting too long, so he encourages people to note the ordering timeline.

Sales of units – Green Cone digester, $60; Earth Machine composter, $45; and Sure Close countertop container, $5 – will be done through advance orders with a deadline of March 31, for delivery in May, he explains.

While the Earth Machine composters sold last year will be available once again, Richmond notes the Green Cone kitchen food waste digester is a new option in this year’s program.

“A portion of it is buried, so that lends to it working better in colder weather.

“It is hard to say what is going to work at 30 below, but it depends on how much is in there when winter happens, and how ‘hot’ that [compost] reaction is.”

Further information and order forms are available online at, under Services, Solid Waste Management, What’s New.