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Public Service Announcement

Free compost in Scugog and Pickering on May 13

WHITBY, ON May 10, 2017

In appreciation of a continued community-wide commitment to the Regional organics collection programs, residents are invited to pick up compost, free of charge, at upcoming giveaway events in Scugog and Pickering.


Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine)


Scugog: Scugog Community Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry

Pickering: Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering


To provide residents with free compost made using organics collected through the Region’s curbside Green Bin and Leaf and Yard Waste programs. Residents should bring a shovel and containers to carry 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 (cash only), and broken bins can be exchanged for free.


Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank (please check expiration dates).

For more information, including tips for preparing to attend a collection event, visit To learn more about waste management in Durham, download the Durham Region Waste app.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.