The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Free compost in Scugog and Uxbridge on May 24

WHITBY, ON May 15, 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 24 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.


Township of Scugog
Scugog Community Recreation Centre
1655 Reach St., Port Perry

Township of Uxbridge
Uxbridge Arena and Recreation Centre
291 Brock St. W., Uxbridge


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 clean broken bins can be exchanged for free.


In Scugog, residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank.
In Uxbridge, residents are encouraged to bring a small cash donation to support local food banks. Of course, larger donations will be accepted as well.

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


- 30 -

For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.