Compost will be available for commercial sized loads the week of November 29th, with an additional loader on site to assist customers. Please call the Public Works office at 250-490-2500 for additional information.
Compost is currently in stock and available for small residential sized loads. Compost is currently only available for self loading.
When in stock, compost can be picked up between the hours of 7:00am and 1:30pm, Monday to Friday. Please follow the signs to the Compost Facility entrance, located on Spiller Road past the landfill entrance.
All loads must be covered or tarped prior to leaving the Compost Facility.
Penticton’s compost is the product of our innovative wastewater recycling program. It’s a safe, effective, environmentally friendly and affordable compost product that's ideal for use in top dressing, landscaping, on flower gardens, and as an additive in potting soil. Penticton compost consists of processed wastewater solids and wood chips.
About Our Compost
How to Apply
Due to the nutrient levels in this product, this material is not intended to be used as top soil, but as a soil conditioner or supplement. Top dress or amend soil as recommended by soil analysis.
This product may be applied in spring or fall on all outdoor plants. Wash hands after application.
For new gardens or lawns: Mix 1 cm of Penticton compost with the top few centimetres of soil before planting.
Mulch: Spread a 1 cm layer of compost over garden surfaces. Keep the mulch 4-5 cm away from the stems of plants and trees. Repeat every three years.
Flower and vegetable gardens: Mix 1 cm of the compost with the top few centimetres of soil. Plant flowers or sow seeds, then water in. Repeat every three years.
New lawns seeding: Cover existing ground with 1 cm of compost. Till in to the top layer of soil. Rake smooth and broadcast seeds as recommended. Use a roller to compact and then keep moist.
Sodding: Cover existing ground with 1 cm of compost. Till in to the top layer of soil. Rake smooth. Install new sod and keep moist.
Lawn top dressing: Aerate and apply a ½ cm layer of finely screened compost. Over seeding at the same time will help the lawn outgrow weeds naturally. Repeat every three years.
Pots and planters: Compost is a soil amendment and must be blended before use. Mix four parts soil to one part compost.