Free Compost & Mulch!

City of Victoria sponsors free leaf mulch and compost

Get your home garden off to a healthy start with free leaf mulch and compost from the City. Leaf mulch and compost produced at the Parks yard in Beacon Hill Park will be dropped off at four community locations for pick-up from May 8-14, 2020.

This program is open to all Victoria residents. Please bring your own container and shovel. Please see further information about the free leaf mulch and compost program here.

In order to abide by COVID-19 safety standards of physical distancing, registration to pick-up garden materials is required. If you are unwell or experiencing symptoms, please stay home.

Residents are advised to register with the location closest to their neighbourhood listed below:

Pick-up location Pick-up dates Neighbourhoods serviced
Fernwood – William Stevenson Park Friday May 8
Saturday May 9
South and North Jubilee
North Park
Vic West – Banfield Park Sunday May 10
Monday May 11
Vic West
Fairfield – Porter Park Tuesday May 12
Wednesday May 13
Burnside Gorge
Burnside Gorge – Cecelia Ravine Park Wednesday May 13
Thursday May 14
Harris Green / Downtown
James Bay


Pick-up locations and dates:

William Stevenson Park in Fernwood: Register here. 

  • May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Banfield Park in Vic West: Register here.

  • May 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Porter Park in Fairfield: Register here. 

  • May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • May 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cecelia Ravine Park in Burnside Gorge: Register here.

  • May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • May 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The City of Victoria would like to acknowledge Can You Dig It, administered by the Public Health Association of BC, for supporting the coordination of volunteers and logistics. The City would also like to thank the following community organizations and their community garden volunteer coordinators:
  • Burnside Gorge Community Association via the Cecelia Ravine Community Garden
  • Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society
  • Vic West Community Association and the Vic West Food Security Collective
  • Fairfield Gonzales Community Association via the Fairfield Food Forest

author: Coordinator


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