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Public Service Announcement

Free compost in Scugog and Pickering on May 9

WHITBY, ON April 24, 2015

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 a special event.


Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.


Scugog: Scugog Community Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry

Pickering: 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 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. Please remember to check the expiration date on food items donated. For more information on this and other waste management events, visit

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.