UCCD encourages urban conservation efforts by providing educational resources to help residents implement at-home composting strategies. Home composting is an excellent way to save money on trash disposal by recycling organic kitchen and garden waste into a useful soil amendment that can benefit your lawn and garden.
COMPOST BIN - Urban Conservation Program
NEW IN 2023
UCCD will be offering a limited number of home compost bins to
Uinta County Residents at low-cost*
To help Uinta County residents establish composting habits in their yards, UCCD has partnered with Recycling Connections Corporation of Wisconsin to offer a limited number Home Composter™ bins at low cost.
The Home Composter™ bin
large 125-gallon capacity
made of 100% recycled plastic
wide opening to view & manage materials easily
sliding doors on each side for easy removal of finished compost
ventilation for excellent air flow
lockable lid deters rodents & other animal pests
two-piece construction allows for easy transportation & turning of materials
approx. dimensions: 30" tall, 33" wide
Comparison Chart: Home Composter™ vs. other composters on the market.
Compost Basics: Composting handout by Recycling Connections.
Composting Poster: Recycling Connections
Home Composter™ Bins
will be available to
Uinta County residents
on a first come first serve basis
while supplies last.
*The final cost per bin will be
between $55 and $80, depending on the number of bins UCCD orders in January.
Limit 1 composter bin per household. All sales will be final.
Compost bins will be sold to Uinta County residents on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.
Buyers agree to fill out a UCCD survey about the
compost bin after one year of use.
Buyers agree to subscribe to UCCD’s quarterly newsletter ‘Uinta County Connection’, and like/follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram.
Items must be picked up from the UCCD office at 204 East Sage St., in Lyman.
As of right now, we need a count of those interested in purchasing a compost bin through UCCD in the spring of 2023.
If you are interested in purchasing a bin, please call us before January 15th.
We need your name and contact information.
307-787-3070, (M-Th 8-4).
We will also be offering a
Kitchen Katcher stainless steel pail.
Attractive enough to store on your kitchen counter, small enough to fit under your sink.
Easy to clean, dishwasher safe.
Resists odors & stains.
Works great to collect food scraps for composting in your bin outside.
9-10" in diameter
1-1.25 gal capacity
Backyard Composting - University of Wyoming Extension
Backyard Composting Using Simple, Small-scale Methods! Read Full Article
For over two decades, Recycling Connections has provided residents with information and resources on backyard composting. Including recorded video presentations on "COMPOST: it makes plants happy", and "Preparing your compost for winter"... Visit Webpage
Home Composting Basics - Institute for Local Self-Reliance
What Why and How of home composting. Plus many more resources! Read Full Article
18 Cool DIY Compost Bin Designs - CompostGuide.com
Building your own DIY composter is an easy way to save money on garden supplies and keep materials out of the landfill. Many DIY compost bins can be created from typical household items, making them extremely affordable... Read Full Article
UWyo Extension Composting Resources - Barnyards & Backyards
Many COMPOSTING RESOURCES provided by the University of Wyoming Extension can be found on the BARNYARDS & BACKYARDS resource page.
DIY Wire Fencing Compost Bin - Boston Recycling
Build Your Own Outdoor Compost Bin. A cost-effective way to build your own compost bin using welded wire fencing. View PDF
UCCD Composting Workshop 4/27/23
Some good information about composting was presented by Hudson Hill on April 27th!
Hudson is an extension educator for the University of Wyoming. During the workshop, he referred to the following UW Extension publication on backyard composting in Wyoming!
In a nutshell:
Start your compost pile with 25:1 brown to green organic matter.
You can add anything that was once alive but is now dead (although meat, bones, and human/dog/cat feces are not recommended).
Your compost pile should invite millions of microbes that, like all pets, need food, water, and exercise!
Food: organic matter, green and brown.
Water: your pile should be wet enough to feel icky but not stick to your hands.
Exercise: turn/stir your pile once per week!
Your pile should be warm and steamy. It should not stick to your hands or be soaking in water!
Mushrooms growing inside compost bin