County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe News Release - Compost available for purchase at County of Simcoe waste facilities May 9 to May 28, 2022

Date Published: 
May 6 2022

Between May 9 and May 28, the County is once again offering its popular compost sale at all County waste facilities for County of Simcoe residents only (excluding the Cities of Barrie and Orillia).

While quantities last, for $5 per carload, or $20 per truck or trailer load, residents can purchase compost produced in-house using leaf and yard waste material generated throughout the County of Simcoe.

Compost is a soil amendment used in gardens to add nutrients, or as a top dressing for lawns to help retain moisture. Compost sales are self-service, and residents should bring their shovels to load bins, truck beds, or trailers.  COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures are still in effect at County waste facilities. Please remember to distance yourself from others, and, where applicable, we encourage visitors to wear a mask.  

Mulch is also available at County waste facilities. Mulch can be applied to soil surfaces, around trees, paths, flower beds, slopes and erosion prone areas, and as top dressing for flower and vegetable gardens. Mulch retains moisture, regulates soil temperatures, and supresses weed growth.

Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant 

County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department 
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations

County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department 
705-734-8386 (mobile)

The news release above was issued by Simcoe County on May 6, 2022.