A Good Local Source of Compost

Vancouver Landfill (Note – the pricing table below has been updated – 10/04/2010)

5400 72nd Street, Delta, BC / http://vancouver.ca/ENGSVCS/solidwaste/landfill/index.htm

Hours of Operation Winter hours: Oct. 1 to Apr. 30 Summer Hours: May 1 to Sep. 30
Monday to Friday: 7:30 AM – 6 PM 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 6 PM 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Statutory holidays 7:30 AM – 6 PM 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Christmas & New Year’s Day Closed Closed

For general information about this facility, please call 3-1-1 (or 604.873.7000 from outside Vancouver city limits).

  • Take HWY 99 South over the Oak Street Bridge.
  • Continue on HWY 99 through the George Massey Tunnel, then take Exit 28 to River Road North. Stay in the left lane to turn left from the exit ramp onto River Road North.
  • From River Road, turn right onto 60th Avenue, then follow the green signs to Landfill.
Product Quantity Price per m³
Screened compost

• mix into soil in planter boxes or in the garden
• minimum charge for compost is $5

up to 6m3
(0-3 tonnes)
$10 per m3
($20 per tonne)
Over 6 m3
(over 3 tonnes)
$6 per m3
($12 per tonne)

Note: Compost sales at the scales are calculated by weight.

Compost Pick Up

Compost can be picked up from the Landfill during regular operating hours. Shovels are available on site. Bring your own containers. A loader is available to load residential vehicles between 7:30 am and 4:45 pm daily at the Residential Drop Off area. For quantities over 11 m³, a loader is available between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm daily at the Composting Facility.

Compost Quality

Compost quality is compared to standards set out in the Ministry of Environment’s Organic Matter Recycling Regulation.  A summary of the compost quality and standards are provided in the Vancouver Landfill Annual Report. ( PDF)

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About pocogardenclub

PoCo Garden Club Established July 5, 1990 by Len Cuddeford P.O. Box 631, PoCo Depot, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3E 6H9 pocogardenclub@gmail.com
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