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Waterloo Region's Compost
#1
On the Region's site, I see that they give away compost:

http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/aboutT...sp#compost
Quote:Yard waste that the Region collects along the curb is turned into compost. Compost is an earthy-smelling soil conditioner and can be used for home gardens and lawns.

Residents of Waterloo Region can pick up compost (maximum 5 bushels) from spring to fall at no charge while supplies last at the Cambridge (201 Savage Drive) and Waterloo (925 Erb Street West - Gate 2) Waste Management sites between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Compost is not available during the winter.

Season: April until October as supply is available.

Thank you for diverting yard waste from landfill and helping to make useful compost.

Has anyone here made use of this?
It says it starts in April, so would it be up and running by now? Do they frequently run out?
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#2
We got some last year (mid-May)and it was fairly decent quality, albeit with a lot of sticks. Probably better if you had a sieve to get the roots and pieces of wood out.

The plan is to go get it again this year.
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#3
With rain in the forecast, I guess it would be expecting too much to hear that it's covered from the elements?
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#4
I stopped putting the region's stuff in my garden, it has so many weed seeds in it.
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#5
I was at the Erb landfill on Saturday, there was lots of compost available. It is not covered.
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#6
The Waterloo site has it available at gate two, before the scales beside the Habitat and Goodwill trailers year round. I have never seen it covered..
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