Organics and Compost

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). Between 30% and 50% of the contents of most garbage bags is organic material. Reduce your waste by backyard composting or participating in this organics program.

Please use paper bags or newspaper to wrap your organics, or better yet, leave them loose and place your unwanted food items directly in the Moloks. Absolutely no plastic, including biodegradable or compostable bags can go in the Moloks. 

Acceptable Material:

  • Baked goods
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Cooked food
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and shells
  • Leftover food
  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Tea bags

Non-acceptable Material:

  • Paper towel, tissue, napkins
  • Kitty litter
  • Dog feces
  • Food still in its container/wrapping
  • Sanitary products, diapers
  • "Compostable" plastic products
  • Paper coffee cups

Please note that any of the above, unacceptable items may result in our organics loads being rejected from the composting facility. This could result in fines, and require the load to be sent to the landfill. Please help us ensure the viability of this program, by observing the rules.

Pail and container purchase fees:

Residents wishing to participate in this County Program can purchase organics and compost recycling pails and containers at the Municipal Office.

  • Composter - $28.00
  • Kitchen catchers - $6.00
  • Digester - $50.00


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