Buy compost soil for your garden

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Free compost

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 m3 (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.

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.

Below are the rates for delivery. The total cost is a combination of the desination and the amount of compost.

 For example: delivery of 20 cubic metres ($8.00 x 20 = $160.00) to White Rock ($225.00) would be $385.00 plus tax.

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

2016 Compost delivery rates to Metro Vancouver municipalities

Municipality 2016 Rate
Delta $200.00
Vancouver, Richmond, White Rock $225.00
Surrey, New Westminster, Burnaby $315.00
Langley, West Vancouver, North Vancouver $405.00
Belcarra, Anmore, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge $495.00

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 604-606-2724.

Compost delivery damage waiver (57 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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