Composting at Home
About 30% of the garbage you are sending to the landfill is organic, compostable waste! Save landfill space and create nutrient-rich soil conditioner—it's a win-win situation.
Learn How to Compost
The City often offers courses on composting. Check out the current Activity Guide to see what may be coming up soon.
Take yard waste to a designated depot.
Did you know you can also compost your Halloween pumpkins by taking them to a City yard waste site? Let your pumpkin give new life as soil by bringing it to a City yard waste site for composting.
Look for a pumpkin drop-off sign at:
- Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility—open 7 days a week, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
- Bunker Road Yard Waste Depot—open 7 days a week, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
- Barnhartvale Compost Site – open Friday–Monday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Christmas Tree Recycling
Recycled trees save landfill space and produce compost material for use in parks and gardens. The City received 3,181 Christmas trees during the 2017–18 holiday season at our drop-off sites. The most popular sites this year were Albert McGowan (830), McArthur Island (456), Westsyde Park (418), and the Yacht Club (377). To date, Kamloops has recycled close to 150,000 trees! Thank You Kamloops for doing your part in diverting Christmas trees from the landfill.
Between December 27 and January 15, drop off your Christmas tree at one of these locations:
|Albert McGowan Park||2025 Summit Drive (before 9pm)|
|Barnhartvale Yard Waste Depot||End of Eliza Road|
|Brocklehurst Park||2470 Fleetwood Avenue|
|Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility||4.5 km past Airport on Tranquille Road|
|Dallas Fire Hall (#6)||5300 Dallas Drive|
|Juniper Park||Qu'Appelle Boulevard|
|Len Haughton Park||Lister Road - Heffley Creek|
|McArthur Island||1665 Island Parkway - East of Sports Centre|
|McGill Rd Yard Waste Depot||Bunker Road|
|Rae-Mor Park||Arab Run Road - Rayleigh|
|Westsyde Park||Franklin Road|
|Yacht Club||1140 River Street|
Please ensure your tree is clean of any wires, tinsel, decorations, or plastic.