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Niagara Region’s Fall Food Drive and Compost Event is Back

Niagara Region is providing compost for a cash or non-perishable food donation at Regional landfills and at the Region’s Recycling Centre during the week of October 3, 2022.
While quantities last, any Niagara resident may pick up 20 litre bags (limit of three bags) of compost at the Bridge Street Landfill in Fort Erie, the Niagara Road 12 Landfill in West Lincoln, the Humberstone Landfill in Welland, and the Recycling Centre in Niagara Falls. To avoid delays at landfill locations, please plan your visit outside of the busiest days, which are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays.
See below for the hours of operation for each of the locations:
​Location ​Pick-up Times
Bridge Street landfill (1300 Bridge St., Fort Erie)​ ​Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
​Niagara Road 12 landfill (7015 Concession Road 7, West Lincoln)
Compost is only available to residents of Grimsby, Pelham, Lincoln and West Lincoln.
​Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
​Humberstone landfill (700 Humberstone Rd., Welland) ​Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
​Recycling Centre (5030 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls) ​Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
In exchange for the compost, residents are asked to donate non-perishable food items or cash in support of local charities, including Goodwill Niagara, Salvation Army, Fort Erie COPE, and Project Share.  Food items that are past expiry will not be accepted.
We ask visitors to please consider measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 including:
  • Maintaining physical distancing by staying two metres (six feet) away from others
  • Wearing a mask
Upon arrival, residents will need to: 
  • Place non-perishable food items in the designated box and / or deposit cash donations in cash box. For cash donations, staff cannot offer change.
  • Residents are required to load compost into their own vehicle
We also thank all those residents who currently use a Green Bin or backyard composter, as using your Green Bin keeps organic material out of our landfills and allows your waste to be turned into useful compost!
For more information about Niagara Region’s compost event, visit
For more information about Niagara Region’s Waste Management Services, call the Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542, download the Niagara Region Waste app, or visit

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Mariano Singzon
Niagara Region

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