Compost Giveaways

The City of Hamilton is giving away compost and woodchips 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!

Illustration of a superhero wearing a recycling costume holding a rake, standing beside a pile of compost and wheel barrow

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.

Giveaway events

What you need to know

  • Bring your own buckets, shovel, and elbow grease.
  • The compost is for residential use only. 
  • Available while quantities last.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
from 7 to 11 am while quantities last

Ancaster Public Works Yard
501 Shaver Rd., Ancaster

Joe Sams Leisure Park
752 Centre Rd., Waterdown

Saturday, May 5, 2018
from 7 to 11 am while quantities last

Jones Road PW Yard
349 Jones Rd., Stoney Creek

Dundas Public Works Yard
189 King St. East, Dundas

Saturday, May 12, 2018
from 7 to 11 am while quantities last

Rennie / Brampton PW Yard
2200 Brampton St.

Rymal Road PW Yard
308 Rymal Rd. East

Residents are encouraged to bring a monetary donation in support of the United Way.

 

Contact us

Online: www.hamilton.ca/waste
Email: askcity@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2489