The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Free compost in Pickering on May 10

WHITBY, ON May 2, 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 at the Region's compost give-away event.


Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.


Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering


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 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. For more information on this and other waste management events, visit

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.