Buy compost soil for your garden

COVID-19: recycling and disposal facilities

Ensuring health, safety, and continued operations

  • Visit our facilities ONLY if absolutely necessary; if you are unwell stay home
  • If you visit our facilities, wash your hands before and after your visit and keep 2 m (6 ft) away from staff and other guests
  • Access is restricted to respect physical distancing so expect delays
  • Walk-ins not permitted (vehicles only)
  • Suspended/cancelled:  
    • Landfill open house
    • Landfill tours

Pick up free compost every weekend in May

Every weekend in May, including Victoria Day, you can pickup 1 cubic metre (approximately a small loader bucket) of compost for free fee at the landfill only. Bring your own shovel and containers to the residential drop-off area at the landfill.

Requirements

  • Maximum one load per day (Charges apply if you take over 1 cubic metre of compost)
  • You will be required to provide a Vancouver proof of residency (Drivers licence or insurance papers okay) 

Loader available

  • 8am to 5:30pm, weekends and statutory holidays
  • 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

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

Our compost is produced on-site from yard trimmings delivered by customers to the Transfer Station and Landfill, and from leaves collected from city streets in the fall.

Rate

  • $8 per cubic metre ($16 per metric tonne)
  • $5 minimum charge for 0.5 m3 (340 kg)

Pick up your compost at the landfill

Bring your own shovel and containers to the residential drop-off area at the landfill. Our loader is available between 7:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5:30pm on weekends and statutory holidays. 

Shovels will not be available on-site in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission through sharing of tools.

How to pay

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

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.