Free Counter-top Composting Buckets!

Thanks for your interest … we’re all out of buckets now!

photoThe Waste Management Think Green Challenge continues through March 28…waste less, shop smart, recycle and compost more…all to win up to $50,000 for community projects in Ballard!

We’ve up-cycled holiday cards for Free Letters Home, held a Holiday Barter Fair, played Think Green bingo, tweeted holiday gift ideas #instead of stuff, shared our favorite green cleaning recipes and posted tips for recycling and storing food without plastic.

And we’re just getting started!   This month, we have FREE counter-top composting bins to give away to the first 30 people that pledge to compost.   Just email the following information to

  1. Name
  2. Email
  3. Address (for delivery only)
  4. Do you live in a condo/apartment?
  5. Do you already have a composting bucket?
  6. Do you want a free composting bucket delivered to you?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I don’t have a compost pile?   Putting compostables in the yard waste bin counts too.
  • What if I want to pledge but I don’t want the bucket?   We still welcome your pledge!  This activity counts as outreach that will help Sustainable Ballard win Think Green money to share with community projects!
  • I live in an apartment building and we don’t have yardwaste bins – can I still participate?   If your building doesn’t appear to have a bin, ask your landlord or property manager to provide one.  More information about composting at condos and apartments can be found here.
  • Can I use the scraps for my chickens or worm bin instead of composting?   Absolutely!