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!
Fall 2023 Compost Giveaways
Get there early! While quantities last.
October 14, 7am to 12 pm
Turner Park, 344 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton
Monetary donations will be accepted to support United Way.
You must bring your own shovels and containers
15 minute time limit loading
- Two people per vehicle at pile of compost
Vehicles will be physically spaced
Compost is for residents only and not available for commercial businesses
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.