Waste & Recycling Services Compost Giveaway

The City of Calgary is offering complimentary compost for residents to use in their yards and gardens this spring. The compost is made from the food and yard waste collected through the Green Cart program.

Compost will be available for pickup, by online appointment only, from April 25 to June 11 at Shepard (South) and Spyhill (North) landfills during operating hours.

  • April 25 – May 14 appointments: Available to book starting April 18
  • May 16 – May 28 appointments: Available to book starting May 9
  • May 30 – June 11 appointments: Available to book starting May 23

The appointment booking tool will be available starting April 18 on https://www.calgary.ca/waste/residential/green-cart-compost-giveaway.html.

  • When the appointment booking tool is live, select which location you will be picking up your compost.
  • Select a date and time to pick up compost – appointments are booked in 15-minute slots.
  • Save the confirmation email, on your smartphone or printed, as you will be asked to show it to the site attendant when you check in.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment.
  • If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment time, you can cancel your appointment through your confirmation email and rebook a timeslot at a later date.

To ensure there is a fair opportunity for all citizens to pick up compost, households may pick up compost once for the 2022 year.

Participants should bring:
o   Shovel
o   Gloves
o   Containers to hold compost (buckets, tubs, etc.)
o   Tarps

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