Mulch available for purchase

The mulch created from diverted evergreen branches is available for purchase at the Waste Management Facility.
gloved hands holding mulch

When can I buy mulch?

Starting May 7, 2019 until sold out, compost can be purchased at the Waste Management Facility:

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • On Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What’s the price?

  • Mulch is sold by weight, loaded loose into the back of your truck or we will give you 19" X 30" bags at the scale house for you to fill up.
  • For example, the equivalent of 1 cubic yard weighs approximately 160 kilograms and costs approximately $7.00.
  • Minimum charge is $3.00. 

Why should I use mulch?

  • It suppresses weeds
  • It prevents soil erosion and compaction
  • It controls soil temperature
  • It enhances water infiltration and retention
  • It improves soil structure

How do I use mulch?

Mulch is great for:

  • Mature tree and shrub beds
    Spread to depth of 10 – 20 cm, tapering to nothing as you get close to the trunk of the tree or base of the shrub.
  • Established flower gardens
    Spread to a depth of 10 – 15 cm.
  • Pathways
    Spread to a depth of 10 – 15 cm.

This mulch should not be used with plant seedlings. Mulch created from evergreen branches is acidic, and this can damage plant seedlings.

How do I know if mulch is sold out?

Call us on the Blue Line at 403-340-BLUE (2583). We’ll be happy to answer this and other questions.