The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Free compost in Oshawa and Whitby on May 6

WHITBY, ON April 24, 2017

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 upcoming giveaway events in Oshawa and Whitby.


Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine)


Oshawa: Lakeview Park (parking lot), Kluane Avenue, Oshawa

Whitby: Whitby Operations Centre, 333 McKinney Drive, Whitby


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, 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.