The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Residents invited to pick up free compost in Clarington

WHITBY, ON April 08, 2016

In appreciation of a continued community-wide commitment to the Regional organics collection programs, Clarington residents are invited to pick up compost, free of charge at a special event.


Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine


Clarington Operations Depot, 178 Darlington-Clarke Townline Rd., Bowmanville (south of Highway 2)


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.