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 new community-based projects in Vancouver.

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

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 fill out the online form below.

Learn more about community gardens

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.

Compost soil

The Vancouver Landfill composting facility creates compost from yard trimmings for sale and donation. You may pick up compost from the landfill or arrange for delivery.