Buy compost soil for your garden

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New community gardens can get free compost. Find out how!

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

We can arrange delivery of compost orders over 6 cubic metres (6000 litres) to your address.

Note Deliveries are uncertain right now. Please call 3-1-1 at least three days in advance to confirm delivery.

The total cost includes:

  1. The amount of compost you order
  2. The delivery fee based on your location
  3. Tax

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

Delivery fees

Municipality Fee
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

We mail your delivery bill 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 604-606-2724.

Compost delivery damage waiver PDF file (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.