Buy compost soil for your garden

The City of Vancouver sells nutrient-rich compost soil for your garden at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta.

Our compost soil is produced on-site from the yard and garden waste we collect from Vancouver homes.


$8.00 per cubic metre ($16.00 per metric tonne)

$5.00 minimum charge for 0.5 cubic metres (340 kg)

Pick up your compost at the landfill

Visit our residential drop-off area with your own containers. You can use our shovels and loader (available daily, 7:30am to 4:45pm).

How to pay

Pay at the landfill weigh scales using cash, debit, cheque, or credit card.

Photo ID is needed to pay by cheque and credit card.

Personal cheques must be in your own name and have a preprinted name and address.

Find the Landfill

Landfill and Transfer Station

Get directions to both the Landfill and the Transfer Station. Find their hours of operation.

Large orders

To buy 6 cubic metres (6000 litres) or more of compost soil, phone 3-1-1. See below if you want this soil delivered.

Arrange for compost delivery

The City can arrange delivery of compost orders over 6 cubic metres (6000 litres) to your address. Delivery charges depend on the amount of compost you order and your delivery location.

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.

Damage waiver

 You must send us a completed, signed damage waiver before we deliver the compost soil to your property. Fax the completed waiver to 604-940-3188.

Compost delivery damage waiver (20 KB)


Have questions about yard trimmings or composting?

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

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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Last modified: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:54:48

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