The Region converts organics and yard waste collected from the curb into compost.
Peel's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) sell compost from April to October.
Regional compost costs 3.5¢ per kg or $35 per tonne.
The Region of Peel does not deliver compost. Please bring a shovel and a container for loading your own compost.
Composters are seasonally available at any Peel Community Recycling Centre for $21.85 (including taxes).
Grasscycling refers to leaving grass clippings on top of the grass after you've mowed the lawn.
Grasscycling helps produce a healthy lawn and benefits you, Peel's communities and the environment.
- Saves time and is less work since bagging isn't required. (By leaving grass clippings on your lawn, you'll reduce your lawn mowing time by 30%.)
- Saves money since less water and fertilizer are required. (Grass clippings are 80% water. Leaving cut grass on the lawn will reduce moisture loss and return water to the soil.)
- Promotes a healthier lawn, since clippings contain valuable nutrients.
To grasscycle properly:
- Mow high and often. The ideal grass height is 5 -7.5 cm (2-3 in).
- Keep your mower blades sharp.
- Mow when the grass is dry.
- Mow late in the day.
- Use any kind of mower. (You don't need a "mulching" mower, although the smaller clippings made by a mulching mower will decompose faster.)
Thatch is a buildup of dead roots and stems usually caused by overwatering or over-fertilizing.
Since grass clippings quickly decompose, grasscycling doesn't cause thatch.