Compost Giveaway events are being held across the region from April 27 to June 8

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham has teamed up with the area municipalities to offer free compost to residents at special events taking place across the region.

When and where:

Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to noon

Ajax Operations Centre, 800 Salem Road North, Ajax

Lakeview Park (parking lot), Kluane Avenue, Oshawa

Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon

Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre (parking lot), 91 Elliot Street, Cannington

Saturday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to noon

Don Beer Arena (parking lot), 940 Dillingham Road, Pickering

Clarington Operations Depot 42, 178 Darlington-Clarke Townline Road, Bowmanville (south of Highway 2)

Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon

Whitby Operations Centre, 333 McKinney Drive, Whitby

Uxbridge Arena & Recreation Centre (parking lot), 291 Brock Street West, Uxbridge

Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon

Scugog Community Recreation Centre (parking lot), 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry

Why: In appreciation of a continued community-wide commitment to the Regional organics collection programs, residents are invited to our complimentary compost giveaways.

Note: These are self-serve events. Residents must bring a shovel and containers to carry their compost. Quantities are first-come, first-served and limited to four blue boxes of compost per vehicle.

Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will also be available for purchase, and broken bins can be exchanged for free. No cash. Only VISA, Mastercard and debit will be accepted for purchases.

Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank (please check that boxes and cans are not damaged, opened or expired).

For more information, including tips for preparing to attend a compost event, please visit or download the Durham Region Waste App.