Free compost give away May 5 – 10

There’s only one thing better than compost for your garden and that’s free compost.

Every year, Halton Region gives the stuff away. This year it will be May 5-10 at the Halton Waste Management Site 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon. to Sat. Halton residents can take up to seven garbage bags of compost per household.

There will also be a food drive to support local food banks. Residents are encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable food items or cash. Your donations make a difference.If you’re planning to go make sure you bring the following:

  • Garbage bags

  • Yard waste bags

  • Reusable containers

  • pick-up bed

  • Trailer

  • A shovel - residents are responsible for shovelling and bagging their own compost.

How do I use this compost in my garden?

Compost must be mixed together with topsoil or another gardening fill.

For best growing results, a 60/40 split (60% topsoil and 40% compost) is recommended.

Where does this free compost come from?

• The leaf and yard waste collected through the Region's yard waste collection program is taken to the Halton Waste Management Site and turned into high quality compost. A portion of that is offered back to Halton's residents.

• The compost at the Compost Give Away is not from the Region's GreenCart program.

For more information, click here.

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