Compost Awareness Month

Niagara Region is providing compost for a cash or food donation at Regional landfills and the Recycling Centre from June 14 - 19, 2021. This event is in celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, which took place in May.

While quantities last, any Niagara resident may pick up 20 litre bags (limit of one to three bags) of bulk compost at the Bridge Street Landfill in Fort Erie, the Niagara Road 12 Landfill in West Lincoln (not open on Mondays), the Humberstone Landfill in Welland, and the Recycling Centre in Niagara Falls (not open on Saturdays). To avoid delays, plan your visit outside of the busiest days, which are Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Residents are asked to donate non-perishable food items or cash in support of local charities in exchange for the compost, and follow public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:​

  • ​Maintain physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) away from others
  • Wear a mask
  • Place non-perishable food items in the designated box and / or deposit cash donations in cash box. For cash donations, staff can't offer change.
  • Residents are required to load compost into their own vehicle

It is also a great time to start backyard composting. Backyard composters are available to purchase online at a subsidized price of $21 each.

Did you know the average bag of garbage in Niagara still contains 48 per cent organic material, which could be composted through the Green Bin program?  

Using your Green Bin keeps organic material out of our landfills and reduces the production of methane gas, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

For more information about Niagara Region’s Waste Management Services, call the Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542, download the Niagara Region Waste app, or visit the waste management webpage.

A message from Niagara Region