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City Compost Depots set to open on Monday, April 11

For immediate release: April 7, 2022 - 10:15am

The City’s two compost depots are set to open in time for spring clean-up. Residents are invited to drop off leaves, grass, sod, topsoil, garden refuse, pumpkins, and non-elm branches, stumps and tree trimmings at no cost. This helps keep yard waste out of the Landfill and produces high-quality, nutrient-rich compost and mulch used in Saskatoon’s parks and community gardens.

The West Compost Depot is open 7 days a week, including statutory holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Residents should take note that there will be restricted access to the West Compost Depot beginning Monday, April 11 to help reduce traffic congestion and ensure safe access for visitors. The depot will only be accessible from the Highway 7 southbound, with no access permitted from the Highway 7 and 11th Street intersection. Detour signs will be in place to assist with traffic flow.

Residents also have access to the East Compost Depot located on Highway 5 for drop-off only. The East Compost Depot is open 5 days a week, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

All loads must be covered when transported within City limits to prevent debris from blowing off vehicles (Waste Bylaw #8310).

The City Compost Depots do NOT accept elm wood, sawdust, treated and untreated lumber, building materials, garbage, or any animal waste/litter. Food waste is also NOT accepted for drop-off at the compost depots; some food items can be placed in Green Carts or composted at home.

For more information on the City’s Compost Depots, please visit