Buy compost soil for your garden

The City of Vancouver sells garden compost produced using yard and garden waste at the composting facility at the Vancouver Landfill.

Compost quantity and payment

If you need less than 6 cubic metres of compost:

  • Pay at the landfill weigh scales using cash, debit, cheque, or credit card.
  • Personal cheques must be in your own name, and have a preprinted name and address.
  • Identification is required with cheques and credit cards.

If you need more than 6 cubic metres of compost, call 3-1-1. The City can also arrange for delivery. You will be billed for your compost at the end of the month. 

Compost price

  • $8.00 per cubic metre ($16.00 per metric tonne)
  • Minimum charge $5.00 (340 kg, or 0.5 cubic metres)

Pick up your compost

Pick up compost at the landfill during regular hours. Shovels are available on site. Bring your own containers.

A loader is available from 7:30am to 4:45pm daily at the residential drop-off area. If you are buying more than 11 cubic metres of compost, a loader is available from 7:30am to 5:00pm daily at the composting facility.

Arrange for compost delivery

If you are buying 6 cubic metres or more of compost, the City can arrange delivery to your home. Delivery charges will depend on the amount of compost ordered, and the location of your home.

If you want to share a load of compost with a neighbour, we can deliver the compost to two locations for an additional charge, provided the locations are no more than two blocks apart.

A bill for delivery will be mailed to you at the end of the month.

 The City must have your completed and signed waiver before our staff will deliver a load of compost to your property. You can email or fax the waiver back to the City.

Have questions about yard trimmings or composting?

Contact the Regional Compost Hotline, or visit the Compost Demonstration Garden:

Address
2150 Maple Street
Vancouver BC

Phone: 604-736-2250

The hotline and garden are run by City Farmer, a non-profit organization, on behalf of the City and Metro Vancouver.

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