Buy compost soil for your garden

COVID-19: recycling and disposal facilities

Free compost event in May cancelled

Our free compost event in May is cancelled to discourage non-essential travel and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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
  • Defer spring cleaning to help prevent overloading residential waste collection and depot facilities  
  • Follow disposal guidelines for garbage and organic waste
  • Store bulky and recyclable items at home until the pandemic is over

Changes at our facilities

  • Access is restricted to respect physical distancing so expect delays
  • Walk-ins not permitted (vehicles only)
  • Suspended/cancelled:  
    • Landfill open house
    • Landfill tours
  • We are accepting new drywall again at the Vancouver South Transfer Station and Vancouver Landfill
  • Compost is available for sale at the Vancouver Landfill
    • You must bring your own shovel and use one of the stations set up for self collection
    • Staff can help load customers who have trucks and trailers

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.


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

Did you know...

Qualifying new community gardens can receive funding for soil and compost.

Learn more

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 daily between 7:30am and 4:45pm. 

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 debit or credit card only. No cash or cheques accepted.

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.