Free compost for community gardens

Free compost is available to help new community gardens grow.

The City offers garden compost donations from the landfill's compost yard to community-based projects in Vancouver.

All requests are reviewed by the City of Vancouver on a case by case basis.

Public lands donations

For garden compost donations for projects on public lands, contact the Green Streets program coordinator at greenstreets@vancouver.ca

Private lands donations

For garden compost donations for projects on private lands, your community garden must:

  • Be new this year
  • Be a community effort that involves many people (for example, neighbours or a church congregation)
  • Grow food

The City encourages community gardens receiving garden compost donations to be open for the public to visit. To request a compost donation for a community garden on private land that meets this criteria, email Food Policy staff at foodpolicy@vancouver.ca.

Learn more about community gardens

Community Gardens in Vancouver are available for you to use

Community gardens

Joining a community garden is a great way to enjoy locally grown food, connect with nature, meet your neighbours, and be healthy. Find a current or proposed garden near you, and plan a new garden in your neighbourhood.

Grow your garden

Compost piles at the Vancouver Landfill compost facility.

The City sells nutrient-rich compost that has been produced at the landfill using yard and garden waste.

Buy compost