Let’s make magic together to nurture our soils and souls

We inspire communities to transform residential food “waste” into nutrient-rich compost to support local food production and jobs and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

Why isn’t composting more popular?

Composting is an ancient practice that humans have used to enrich soils for growing food.

Today, composting seems like an out-of-the-box idea. Solutions often include large-scale facilities with high costs and risks of contamination or backyard bins that don’t work for every household.

But there’s a middle-ground solution: community composting.

Inspired by the Georgestown Community Compost in St. John’s, Planeet Consulting wants to bring the knowledge and skills to all communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, so they can  run successful community composting programs to:

Divert household food “waste”

Create green jobs within the community

Bring neighbours together in a shared goal

Join the Composting Revolution!

Let’s revolutionize how we compost and bring Community Composting to every community and neighbourhood in Newfoundland and Labrador!

All you need is to love compost. Learn about the Community Composting Network (a Co-operative in the making!) we are creating to advance a collaborative approach to composting throughout the province.

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Featured Project

From idea to action in the blink of an eye

The Georgestown Community Composting program in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, operates year-round diverting food “waste” from 27  households, about 50 people, and has successfully produced over 700lbs of compost with almost no contamination for private and community gardens!

With Food First NL’s support, we’re creating a Guide to Community Composting in NL. Stay tuned!

Collaborators & Partners

Get Involved

Join the Revolution!

We’re revolutionizing how we compost in NL through the Community Composting Cooperative Network.

Join local organizations and community members to grow community composting programming across the province.

Start a Composting Program

Not ready yet to join the network but want to replicate Georgestown’s program success in your own neighbourhood or community?

Reach out to start the conversation.

Become a Donor

Donate space, funds, or other materials and support a community composting program. 

Reach out to get connected with local projects.

What Our Friends Say

The Georgestown project’s compost has been highly beneficial to the health of the community garden created by Kings Gate Condo and Stella’s Circle. The project has also allowed the garden a wider reach than the two original organizations involved. We appreciate the energy and enthusiasm of the Georgestown Community Composting Director and hope our partnership continues and expands.

Michelle Sullivan. Kings Gate Condo Community Garden Project Lead.


Browse our articles to learn more about community composting happening locally and globally.

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View our past projects to learn about other ways to move towards a zero-waste, circular economy.

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