Green Bin & Composting

Compost Giveaways

The City of Hamilton is giving away compost  for your lawn, garden and plants. Bring your own pails, shovel, and elbow grease.

Each week throughout the year we pick up your yard waste as part of the curbside yard waste collection program. After it’s picked up, we process it and turn it into nutrient-rich compost. Now it’s our turn to give some of this compost back to you!

Giveaway Events

You must bring your own shovels and containers. Compost is for residents only and not available for commercial businesses.

Turner Park
Saturday, October 9, 2021 

344 Rymal Rd. E. Hamilton
7  to 11 am (while quantities last)

  • 2 people per vehicle at pile of compost
  • 15 minute time limit loading
  • vehicles will be physically spaced

How to use your fresh compost

  • For vegetable gardens and flower beds, apply 2 cm (3/4" in) of compost and work into the soil.
  • For new beds add 2 - 5 cm (3/4" to 2" in) of compost and work into the soil to 12 cm (4 3/4" in) in depth, plant and water accordingly.
  • For topdressing apply 1 to 2 cm (1/2" to 3/4" in) of compost to the lawn and lightly rake the compost into the grass.

Contact us

Online: www.hamilton.ca/waste
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 905-546-2489