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Compost

The Region converts organics and yard waste collected from the curb into compost.

All Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) sell compost.

Cost

Regional compost costs 3.5¢ per kg or $35 per tonne plus HST (rounded down to the nearest dollar).

Availability

Compost is currently available at all Peel CRCs.

Supply may be limited and availability is subject to change without notice.

Safety and quality

Peel's compost meets all Provincial requirements for safety and quality.

Guidelines

  • The Region does not deliver compost. Please bring a shovel and a container for loading your own compost.
  • Small sharp pieces can pass through the screener while the compost is being processed. These fragments can cut or scrape skin. Always be careful and wear gloves when handling compost.

A Region of Peel composter costs $22.00 (including taxes).

Composters are sold at Peel Community Recycling Centres year-round while quantities last.

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.

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