Composting & Yard Waste

Yard Waste

Take yard waste to a designated depot. 

  • 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

Yard Waste Sites close annually from December 1 - March 1.

Use the Waste Wise Wizard

Learn how and where to recycle and dispose of hundreds of items through the Waste Wise Wizard right on your computer. Just type in the name of the item and the Wizard will provide information on what to do with it.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycled trees save landfill space and produce compost material for use in parks and gardens. To date, Kamloops has recycled close to 150,000 trees! Thank you to residents and businesses for doing your part in diverting Christmas trees from the landfill.

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.

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 more.

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.