Free Compost Giveaway Schedule


FINAL FREE Compost Giveaway for the Season: Saturday, October 21, 2023

The Solid Waste Department will host the FINAL FREE Compost Giveaway for the season on Saturday, October 21 at the Waste Management Facility on 149 Spar Road in Sydney. Residents are invited to visit the site to load up with some free nutrient-rich compost. The event takes place from 8am to 3pm RAIN or SHINE.


 compost for compost giveaway event

Compost Giveaway Reminders:

  • The compost giveaway begins at 8am and concludes at 3pm RAIN or SHINE.
  • Bring your own shovel, gloves, bags, or containers.
  • All exposed compost must be covered with a tarp before leaving site. No persons will be permitted to leave site with exposed compost.
  • Please do not apply compost directly to grass, plants, trees, or shrubs. For more information on how to use compost, contact the waste management hotline.


                Compost pile 2016                                                





        Compost in a wheel barrel





Residents who have questions about Waste Management in CBRM are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.  Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  You can also download the Solid Waste App from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.  Check it out today to sign up for weekly collection notifications, updates and/or to view your area's collection schedule.  Visit