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Rain dates for Spring 2017 Compost & Woodchip Giveaways

HAMILTON, ON - May 5, 2017 - Due to the unusual amount of rain we’ve experienced over the last few weeks the originally scheduled compost giveaways for this weekend Saturday May 6 have been cancelled.

Each week throughout the year, the City of Hamilton picks up residents’ yard waste as part of the curbside yard waste collection program. After it’s picked up, it’s processed and turned into nutrient-rich compost. Every year in the spring, the City gives some of the compost back to residents for gardens, plants and lawns.

Residents are asked to bring their own buckets or containers, shovel, and elbow grease to the giveaway location starting at 7 am (while quantities last).

Upcoming compost and woodchip giveaway events

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Joe Sams Leisure Park, 752 Centre Road, Waterdown
Jones Road Public Works Yard, 349 Jones Road, Stoney Creek

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Rennie/Brampton Public Works Yard, 2200 Brampton Street, Hamilton
Rymal Road Public Works Yard, 308 Rymal Road East, Hamilton

The compost and woodchips are for use by residents and are not intended for commercial businesses.

Cash donations will be collected at each site for the Hamilton Food Share, which provides more than 2.5 million pounds of healthy food per year to supply 11 Hamilton-area food banks. For every dollar donated, five dollars in food is provided to the food banks. Donations made at the compost events will be matched one-to-one by the Pinball Clemons Foundation.

Additional Resources
Green Bin & Composting
Hamilton Food Share