City Offers Free Compost

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City Manager Norm Gale
Norm Gale, City Manager.

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Compost is now available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting.

Access to the compost pick-up area is on John Street Road, between Mapleward Road and Gratton Road. Hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 8 am – 3:30 pm.

“Our compost is composed of leaf and yard waste that’s picked up during our curbside collection programs, which is blended with organic waste collected on-site,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The compost is great for landscaping, but is not suitable for fruit and vegetable gardens.”

Residents bringing garbage, recycling and/or hazardous household waste to dispose of at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility on Mapleward Road on the same trip are reminded to drop these items off first, before visiting the special compost pick-up area.

Residents are also advised to bring a shovel and some bags or containers to carry compost home. Quantities are limited to a maximum of one half-ton load per resident.