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City Compost Depots set to open on Monday, April 15

For immediate release: April 11, 2019 - 10:00am

The City’s two compost depots are set to open in time for spring clean-up. Residents are invited to drop off leaves, grass, sod, topsoil, garden refuse, pumpkins, and non-elm branches, stumps and tree trimmings at no cost. This helps keep yard waste out of the Landfill and produces a high quality, nutrient-rich compost and mulch that is used to keep Saskatoon parks and community gardens healthy and beautiful.

In addition to dropping off their yard waste, residents are welcome to take part in the Dig-Your-Own program at the West Compost Depot, located at Highway 7 and 11th Street. Residents can self-load up to 1 cubic yard of compost and mulch at no cost, while supplies last. Accessibility will be dictated by site conditions. The West Compost Depot is open 7 days a week, including statutory holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.

Residents also have access to the East Compost Depot located on Highway 5 for drop-off only. The East Compost Depot is open 5 days a week, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

All loads must be covered when transported within City limits to prevent debris from blowing off vehicles (Waste Bylaw #8310).

A reminder that City Compost Depots do NOT accept elm wood, sawdust, treated and untreated lumber, building materials, garbage, or any animal waste/litter. Food waste is also NOT accepted for drop-off at the compost depots, but can be placed in Green Carts or composted at home.

For more information on the City’s Compost Depots, please visit or call 306-975-2486.