Get your garden growing – Halton’s Compost Giveaway is coming soon

Each year during Compost Giveaway, Halton Region offers compost to Halton residents free of charge.


Remember your shovel, bags/bins and non-perishable food donations. Pull up to a pile of compost and start digging!

The spring Compost Giveaway is taking place Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Halton Waste Management Site.

During the event, tweet us @HaltonRecycles and use the event hashtag #HaltonCompost.

Residents can take up to the equivalent of 7 garbage bags of compost per household.

Remember to bring a shovel (residents must shovel and bag their own compost), and your own container (garbage bags, yard waste bags, reusable containers, or pick-up bed trailer).

During Compost Giveaway, Halton Region coordinates a food drive to support local food banks. Residents are encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable food items or cash.

When using compost in your garden, remember to mix compost with topsoil or another gardening fill. For best growing results, a 60/40 split (60% topsoil and 40% compost) is recommended.

The compost available is made from yard waste, not GreenCart material.

We hope to see you there!

About HaltonRecycles

Encouraging the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle – for all residents, schools and businesses in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. By recycling and composting more, we help extend the life of Halton's landfill, protecting the environment.
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