Compost Giveaways – Dundas Public Works Yard

The City of Hamilton is giving away compost and woodchips for your lawn, garden and plants. Bring your own pails, shovel, and elbow grease.

Residents are being encouraged to bring a monetary donation in support of Hamilton Food Share!

If you would like to volunteer on behalf of Hamilton Food Share at one of the dates/locations below, please contact Leah at leah@hamiltonfoodshare.org to get involved.

Illustration of a superhero wearing a recycling costume holding a rake, standing beside a pile of compost and wheel barrow

How to use your fresh compost

  • For vegetable gardens and flower beds, apply 2 cm (3/4″ in) of compost and work into the soil.
  • For new beds add 2 – 5 cm (3/4″ to 2″ in) of compost and work into the soil to 12 cm (4 3/4″ in) in depth, plant and water accordingly.
  • For topdressing apply 1 to 2 cm (1/2″ to 3/4″ in) of compost to the lawn and lightly rake the compost into the grass.

Giveaway events

You will need your own buckets, shovel, and elbow grease. The compost is for residential use only and is available while quantities last.

Saturday, April 27
7am to 11am or while quantities last
Ancaster Public Works Yard
501 Shaver Road, Ancaster

Saturday, April 27
7am to 11am or while quantities last
Joe Sams Leisure Park
752 Centre Road, Waterdown 

Saturday, May 4
7am to 11am or while quantities last
Jones Road Public Works Yard
349 Jones Road, Stoney Creek

Saturday, May 4

7am to 11am or while quantities last
Dundas Public Works Yard
189 King Street East, Dundas

Saturday, May 11
7am to 11am or while quantities last
Brampton Street Public Works Yard
2200 Brampton Street, Hamilton

Saturday, May 11
7am to 11am or while quantities last
Rymal Road PW Yard
308 Rymal Road East, Hamilton

 

Location

189 King Street East, Dundas

When

Saturday
May 4, 2019

7:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact Details

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