The city is pleased to let residents know that the latest batch of compost is finished and available for free at the landfill (located at 104 Hanover Road E) starting today, Tuesday, May 30, 2023, during regular business hours. Approximately 300 cubic yards of rich, organic compost material is now ready to be used in residential garden and tree planting projects all over the city. 

*Please note: Residential quantities only and on a first come, first served basis until gone.*

Residents are asked to check in at the Scale Station when they arrive and to bring their own hand shovels and containers. Half ton trucks and small utility trailers are allowed. 

The city collects organic waste year-round at the landfill and every Saturday, from 9am-3pm, between May 6 – October 14 at the Community Compost Depots. The depots are located at Woodlawn School (411 Henry Street), Stonybrook Middle School (77 Lumber Avenue) and at the Smith Neufeld Jodoin Law Office parking lot (85 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12) .

The material is then "turned", "cooked", and "screened" until it becomes a nutrient-rich material that is used by the city's Parks and Recreation department for tree and flower plantings and given back to residents for their own yard and garden projects. Learn more about the city's compost program. 

The city thanks residents for contributing to the compost program and keeping the landfill healthy by keeping organic waste out of it.