Compost is a mixture of various decaying organic substances like food waste, dead leaves and manure that is used for fertilizing soil.
You can compost in your back yard or balcony using the food waste from your kitchen.
Backyard composting allows you to also use dead leaves and yard debris to help the food waste decay.
A worm bin composter fits on apartment or office balconies and can also be used in gardens, sheds, garages or basements. Your municipality or the regional Compost Hotline can provide information.
Increasingly, municipalities are offering curb-side pick-up of food waste. Check with your municipality for collection details. You can continue to compost to make food for your plants and gardens, and use your food waste bin for items like meat, fish and dairy products.