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Public Service Announcement

Residents invited to pick up free compost in Whitby

WHITBY, ON April 27, 2016

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 7, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.


Whitby Operations Centre, 333 McKinney Dr., Whitby.


To provide residents with free compost made from organics collected in the Region’s curbside Green Bin and Leaf and Yard Waste programs. Residents should bring a shovel and containers to carry compost. Compost is available on a first-come, first served basis and is 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 on food items).

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.