Compost giveaway to support local charities Sept. 14 – 26, 2020

Due to the pandemic, Niagara Region rescheduled this year’s compost giveaway.

From Sept. 14 to 26, Niagara region residents can collect bags of compost during regular business hours (while quantities last). Each bag of compost is 20 liters in size. This will be the only compost giveaway for 2020.

In exchange for the compost, residents are required to donate non-perishable food items or cash in support of Fort Erie COPE (Community Outreach Program – Erie), Grimsby Benevolent Fund, HOPE Centre /  Goodwill Niagara (Women's Place), and Project SHARE, to help those in our community who need assistance.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, residents are required to adhere to the following while attending the compost giveaway:

  • ​Maintain physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) away from others
  • Wear a mask
  • Place non-perishable food items in the designated box and/or deposit cash donations in cash box. Please note, for cash donations, staff cannot offer change.
  • Load bags of compost into their own vehicle

Staff will be present to oversee the compost giveaway only, and will not be handling cash, non-perishable food items or loading vehicles with compost bags.

Compost is available to residents of Niagara region at the following locations:

Bridge St. Landfill
1300 Bridge St., Fort Erie

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Niagara Road 12 Landfill*
Concession Rd. 7, West Lincoln

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*Tuesday and Thursday residents should check in with the scale house.

Compost is available to residents of Grimsby, Pelham, Lincoln and West Lincoln only.

Humberstone Landfill
700 Humberstone Rd., Welland

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.​

Recycling Centre
5030 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about Niagara Region’s waste management services, call the Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542, or visit Waste Management online.


Norm Miller
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3215

Andrew Winters
Program Manager, Waste Disposal

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