The District has compost bins, a kitchen collection pail and other accessories for sale. See the list below.

Compost equipment can be purchased at the Solid Waste District, 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Seasonally, the Solid Waste District is also open on the second Saturday of each month for compost bin sales. See the order form.

Additionally, compost equipment can be purchased at in-person compost seminars.

Cash or check sales only. No credit cards accepted.


Annual Composting Survey

Do you compost at home? Each year, the Solid Waste District measures the number of households in the county that have backyard composting. Consider completing our composting survey for 2022; the deadline to respond is March 15, 2023. Survey respondents will be entered in a drawing to receive a free GeoBin.

Earth Machine

Composts food and yard waste.

  • 80 gallons, 33 x 33
  • Easy assembly: parts snap together, no tools required
  • Twist locking lid
  • Harvest door for compost removal
  • BPA free, made from recycled content

See details about the Earth Machine product here.

GeoBin Composter


Lightweight, easy to assemble and disassemble. Wide opening to add contents and work the pile. Up to 75% recycled plastic.

Best for yard waste!

  • Easy assembly - rolled sheet of plastic fastened with closure keys - no tools required.
  • Up to 246 gallon capacity (33 cubic feet). 
  • Size is adjustable from 2' to 3.75' in diameter. 36" tall.
  • Accepts large quantities of yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, and more).
  • Compost food scraps. See do's and don'ts in Composting Guide.
  • Ventilation accelerates decomposition.
  • Can be used as a secondary bin for storing large amounts of leaves or other material

Note: This composter does not have a lid/cover. Lids are not necessary for proper composting but can help maintain moisture levels. If you prefer to add a cover, we suggest adding a tarp, securing it with bungee cords or other fasteners.

To learn more about setup, view the instructional video or see the instruction sheet

Sure-Close Compost Pail

  • 1.9 gallons; 11 x 9.5 food scrap holding pail
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Vents for air flow, lid stands for secure closure, grips for easy handling
  • Odor and blemish resistant, HDPE plastic

Yard Butler Compost Aeration Tool

  • Compost aerator with all-steel construction and anti-rust coating
  • Lifetime guarantee for material and manufacturing defects
  • Mixes compost without heavy lifting

Compost Thermometer

  • Easy-read dial with stainless steel body and stainless steel 19 inch probe

How To Do Backyard Composting

Do you want to learn more about backyard composting? Attend an upcoming compost seminar or see tips on backyard composting