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.

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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. 

Yard Waste

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 Park2025 Summit Drive (before 9pm)
Barnhartvale Yard Waste DepotEnd of Eliza Road
Brocklehurst Park2470 Fleetwood Avenue
Cinnamon Ridge Compost Facility4.5 km past Airport on Tranquille Road
Dallas Fire Hall (#6)5300 Dallas Drive
Juniper ParkQu'Appelle Boulevard
Len Haughton ParkLister Road - Heffley Creek
McArthur Island1665 Island Parkway - East of Sports Centre
McGill Rd Yard Waste DepotBunker Road
Rae-Mor ParkArab Run Road - Rayleigh
Westsyde ParkFranklin Road
Yacht Club1140 River Street

Please ensure your tree is clean of any wires, tinsel, decorations, or plastic.