FREE and discounted compost bins

Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 22:32:33-05

It's gardening season and one thing you will need to have a successful garden is good soil.

You don't have to go broke buying it; you can make your own by composting.

Cities across the valley are making it affordable.

I got my compost bin through the City of Phoenix for $5.

All I had to do was call and schedule a time to pick up my container.  I did have to show proof of residency.

602-262-7251 or 602-262-6598

The City of Mesa also offers its resident a composting container for a $5 refundable deposit.

You can keep the container as long as you want.

Just call the city and they will even deliver it to you for free.

The deliveries are on a weekly basis.


The City of Chandler also offers free composters but you'll need to bring a copy of your utility bill and a photo ID to get it.

You will need to pick up the bin.


City of Tempe is even more affordable.

They offer their containers for free, plus they also deliver it straight to your home.

All you have to do is call.


The City of Gilbert has the same process… their containers are free and they deliver it directly to your home.

And if you're new to composting, each of the cities mentioned above has free how to instructions on their website.

Call your city to see what types of discounts they may offer for compost bins.

Now you can make gardening cheaper and help the environment at the same time.