Get the dirt on how to make dirt


lbs of compost created every day in 2018


lbs of compost created in 2018


lbs organic material diverted from landfills in 2018

Diverting waste from landfills AND turning soil into black gold.

Our mid-scale composting system turns kitchen scraps and leftover produce into high-quality, nutrient rich, fecund soil. Every weekday, we make compost that weighs as much as a set of bowling balls. That’s a lot of dirt. And by diverting waste from landfills, we reduce our collective impact on the environment. Instead of waste ending up in a mound for years and years, red wrigglers and earthworms use their biological powers to make rich plant food. It only takes the worms a few weeks or months and the resulting compost helps gardens irrigate better. Food waste in, fertilizer out.


With a generous grant from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund we’ve developed a Guide to Mid-sized Composting operations to share our experience with others interested in mid-scale composting.

Want to build your own Three Bin Composter, like the ones we use at FoodShare? Check out our Three Bin Composter build guide. Tools not included.

Composting - Presentation
Compost Breakdown
Roots to Rooftops - Workshop Facilitation Resources

Let us help you

Contact Alanzo Byfield if you have any question about this program.

Alanzo Byfield
Community Compost Educator

Program Lead

Alanzo Byfield // Community Compost Educator