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Central and Kinsman residents can earn a free bin!* 

Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. has a limited number of compost bins for distribution due to a generous grant given by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District,

*Any resident interested in receiving a bin (FREE OF CHARGE) from Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. is required to attend a Compost Seminar and Bin Sale session done through the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.  Two types of composting bins are available.  For background information, view  Call Joy D. Johnson at Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc at 216-341-1455 to request a bin.

What is compost?

Compost consists of organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has been decomposed. The process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in their homes, and by industries and cities through contracts with composting businesses. 

Rich in nutrients, compost is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil.   This is a great way to decrease food scraps and yard waste from being put in landfills and improve soils around your home and gardens.

Steps to receive free compost bin:

  1. 1.   Contact your local Community Development Corporation (Information provided above).
  2. 2.   Register and attend a Compost Seminar and Bin Sale Session (At the end of the session you will have to sign off saying you have completed it).
  3. 3.   If you have a compost bin preference after completing the seminar (2 types are offered), inform your CDC contact person so they can order it for you from the CCSWD.
  4. 4.   Arrange to pick up the bins from your local CDC.
  5. 5.   Attend the Composting Clinic:


Saturday, September 10, 2011
City of Cleveland Division of Waste Collection
5600 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
To register call 216-664-3717 or visit

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