Compost

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 benefits

Grasscycling helps produce a healthy lawn and benefits you, Peel's communities and the environment.

Grasscycling:

  • 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.

Grasscycling tips

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.

When Does It Go

How to Sort Your Waste

  • Green Bin Items
  • Yard Waste Items
  • Blue Bin Items
  • Garbage Bin Items
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • Special Services
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