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Composting Locations

Kitchen compost bins are located beside most residential waste bins in Jasper. Both of the community recycling depots (Activity Centre and S Block) also have compost bins.

Kitchen Compost Directions

  • Do not put plastic bags in the compost bins
  • Separate organics from regular waste in the kitchen. See the list of acceptable and unacceptable items below.
  • Store organics in a compost pail and empty the contents into the compost bin closest to your home. Small kitchen compost pails are available at various retailers in Jasper.
  • Tip: collect your compost in a sealed container and/or in the freezer to eliminate any odor.

Acceptable & Unacceptable Items for Composting

Acceptable Items

  • Coffee grinds and filters
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit and veggie peels and rinds
  • Meat and dairy products
  • Plate scraps
  • Tea bags and leaves
  • Containers and other items labelled as compostable 

Unacceptable Items

  • Animal waste
  • Bones or shells
  • Tin or glass
  • Plastic
  • Yard Waste (there is a separate yard waste bin located in the S-Block recycle depot)