I just read on the Rubbish Free Diet about Mrs. Almost Average getting free compost at her local recycling centre, and that triggered my memory. A little while back when Grant and I visited the Vancouver Landfill, they mentioned something about free compost in the spring.
Sure enough, their website says this (in tiny little letters):
“Every May, Vancouver residents may pick up one cubic metre to compost for free at the Vancouver Landfill. For other sources of compost and sources of mulch, call the Regional Compost Hotline at 604.736.2250”
Normally, a cubic metre goes for $10, but we all know I love free stuff, and since I deem this to be directly related to food growing, I think it’s ok by Clean Bin Rules.
So, if you’re having the gardening itch, and you live in Metro Vancouver, head on out to the landfill at 5400 72nd Street, Delta. Now is the time to get those veggies in the ground for a packaging free harvest this summer.
PS. Don’t forget to bring your own container and shovel.