Organics and Compost

Residents wishing to participate in this program can purchase organics & recycling pails and containers at the Anstruther Transfer Station.

Installation of Moloks at the Anstruther Transfer Station

The County of Peterborough and the Township of North Kawartha have installed Moloks at the Anstruther Transfer Station, for the year-round collection of organic material (see list below). The material can be brought in, using any container. If the material is in a paper (not plastic) bag, the bag also qualifies as organic material.

Acceptable Material:

  • Bread, rice and grains
  • Cooked foods
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Hair and fur
  • Meat, fish fat and bones
  • Plant trimmings
  • Tea bags and leaves

Non-acceptable Material:

  • Plastic of any kind. Including biodegradable and compostable plastics.


The County sells a variety of composters as well as offering Garbage to Garden, an at home composter installation program, in the summer. Garbage to Garden registration opens on May 1, 2019. 

Garbage to Garden

Composting in your back yard is the easiest and most cost effective way to reduce waste from our homes.

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