The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Free compost in Oshawa and Whitby on May 3

WHITBY, ON April 28, 2014 – In appreciation of a continued community-wide commitment to the Regional organics collection programs, residents are invited to pick up compost, free of charge.


Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.


City of Oshawa
Lakeview Park (parking lot)
Kluane Avenue, Oshawa

Town of Whitby
Whitby Operations Centre
333 McKinney Dr., Whitby


To provide free compost to residents of Durham Region, made from organics collected through the Region’s curbside Green Bin and Leaf and Yard Waste programs. Residents should bring their own shovel and containers to load and carry the compost. Quantities are 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. For more information on this and other waste management events, visit


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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.