Compost Giveaway 2022

Residents can register for two free bags of garden-friendly compost made from last year’s collected leaf and yard material. Compost comes in 14kg bags and is limited to two bags per household, while supplies last.

When picking up your compost, please note that staff are unable to assist with loading the bags in your car. As each bag is 14kg, it is advised to bring help with you if that is too heavy. The City assumes no responsibility for any injuries incurred.

Date Location  Time
Fri. Sept. 30
Thornhill Recycling Depot
5 Green Lane
8 AM  4 PM

How to Register

  1. Contact City of Markham to register. 905.477.5530 
  2. Choose a pickup date and location. Spaces are limited on a first come first serve basis.
    • No payment required
    • Proof of Registration will be emailed to you
  3. If you miss your pickup date, you must re-register for another date (subject to availability).  

What You Need to Know Before You Go

  • Must register for your two free bags of compost prior to arrival. Do not show up without your proof of registration. 
  • Compost is available for Markham residents only. Not for commercial use.
  • Two bags ONLY per household/registration, while supplies last.
  • Pickup events are rain or shine.

Pickup Event: On-site Instruction

  • Upon arrival, residents are required to enter a vehicle queue. Please follow signs.
  • Have Proof of Registration email ready to show attendant, digital version accepted.
  • Residents must load compost bags into their own vehicle. Attendants cannot assist.
  • Follow directions and exit safely.

Please be mindful of all other residents, cars and pedestrians participating in the Compost Giveaway

Additional compost can be purchased at: 

Richmond Hill (Bloomington) Compost Facility 
1351 Bloomington Rd. E.
Richmond Hill, ON 
For more information visit Miller Compost 

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