In a one-time effort to clear excess stock, the City of Sarnia will provide mulch for free to customers at its Compost Site starting Sept. 1, 2022. Mulch will be provided while supplies last or until Oct. 31, 2022, whichever comes first. Mulch will be provided on a first come, first served basis, and cannot be reserved ahead of time.

Location: 379 St. Andrew Street, Sarnia ON, N7T 0A8
Hours of operation:

The Compost Site is closed Monday, October 3, 2022 and will reopen Tuesday, October 4.

April 4, 2022 – December 17, 2022: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, Closed Holidays. Payment is made by debit and credit only. (Cash is not accepted).

Loading will be provided by the City. The Loader Operator is available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Loading of purchased product must be completed by 3 p.m. – please plan accordingly.

CompostUnavailable for purchase
WoodchipsUnavailable for purchase

Compost can be dropped off at no charge for leaves, grass, and garden waste.

There is a fee for brush drop off. Brush includes trees and branches that are less than 4 inches in diameter (greater than 4 inches is NOT accepted), hedges, shrubs, rose bushes, and vines.

The onsite dumpster is not for public use.

Items not accepted at the Compost Site: Mixed yard waste with brush, *brush in paper or plastic bags, tree trunks, root balls, Soil / dirt, sand, mulch, clay, stumps, stump grindings, stones/rocks, black walnuts, pine cones and pine needles, ferns, acorns, and pet feces.

*Citizens can bring paper or plastic bags with yard waste to the compost site if the citizen empties the bags and does not leave the bags at the compost site. Customers must take any garbage/debagged paper or plastic bags home with them for disposal.

If you have any questions contact Customer Service: or 519-332-0330 Ext.3131