Backyard Composting

Yard waste can be safely managed in your own back yard. To assist residents in managing yard waste and food scraps in their own back yard, Concord Public Works sells 2 different styles of home compost bins. Compost bins are available from Concord Public Works during regular office hours to Concord residents only.

Yard and Food Waste Composting Guide

The compost bins help hold in heat and moisture, keep animals out, and look more attractive than open compost heaps.  Organic material will start to turn to compost in the bins in 3 to 6 months.  Compost, known as "black gold" to gardeners, replenishes nutrients in the soil, helps retain moisture, makes the soil easy to work, and helps plants resist disease.  Compost makes plants healthy so they can overcome adverse conditions without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

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"Earth Machine"


  • $50
  • 11 cubic feet capacity, the equivalent of about 4 bags of leaves
  • Made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic
  • Prices and availability of compost bins are subject to change.

"New Age Composter"


  • $60
  • 24 cubic feet capacity, the equivalent of about 12 bags of leaves
  • Made in Massachusetts from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic
  • Prices and availability of compost bins are subject to change.
Earth Machine
New Age Compost