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Garden Gold Compost Sales

The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority receives many, many tonnes of yard waste every year through curbside yard waste collection. The raw yard waste collected is composted and turned into our wonderful Garden Gold Compost which is sold in several different formats. It is available for purchase while quantities last at the Windsor Public Drop Off Depot and Transfer Station No. 2 in the Municipality of Kingsville. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  1. PRE-BAGGED: $3.25 per bag or 4 bags for $11.00.
  2. BAG YOUR OWN: $4.00 per bag (we supply the yard waste bag, you bring the shovel – bag holds approx. 45-65 lbs).
  3. BULK COMPOST (At PDO in Windsor): $13.50 per yard. Mechanical loading is available, please bring a tarp for your load.
  4. BULK COMPOST (At Transfer Station #2 in Kingsville and the Regional Landfill in Essex): $8.48 per yard. Mechanical loading is available, please bring a tarp for your load.
  5. DELIVERY:  Delivery is available for large quantities of compost. Delivery is available by appointment only. Payment is due at time of delivery. Cheque must be payable to EWSWA. Customer must be home at time of delivery. To schedule a delivery, call 1-800-563-3377.
  6. Delivery to: Windsor, Essex, LaSalle, Tecumseh – $62.09 delivery includes tax  + $13.50 per cubic yard of compost.
  7. Delivery to: Amherstburg, Kingsville, Leamington, Lakeshore – $101.64 delivery includes tax + $13.50 per cubic yard of compost.

On sale – while quantities last.

Garden Gold Information Sheet: 2020 Garden Gold Flyer -Final website

Compost Standards For Ontario

EWSWA’s Garden Gold Compost must meet and comply with environmentally protective standards for the production of compost for beneficial uses. Our compost must pass “Compost Quality Analysis” as set out by the standards, which also complies with the regulatory framework of O. Reg. 347.

Ontario Compost Standards: Ontario Compost Quality Standards

Guideline For The Production of Compost in Ontario: Guideline for the Production of Compost in Ontario

Lab Results For EWSWA’s Garden Gold: Below are the lab results for the Garden Gold Compost being sold in 2016/2017/2018/2019.

Compost Calculators

EWSWA does not calculate how much compost you need so try the compost/mulch calculators available on the following websites for assistance in calculating the amount of compost you should purchase for your home project.

  • Compost Calculator:  Enter the length and width of the garden size in square feet as well as the depth of compost, and the calculator will return the amount of cubic feet (or yards) required.

One of the most common inquiries we receive is, “What is the difference between compost and mulch?”

Compost has biodegraded further than mulch and is screened finer which makes it look more like soil with fewer chunks. Compost is best worked into the soil while mulch is best laid on top of the soil. Both replenish the organic content of your soil.

Mulch is still very warm and is still in the process of biodegradation. It is 100% organic and comes from a combination of leaves, grass, brush and tree trimmings. It can be used on lawns or in flower gardens to conserve moisture, lower soil temperature, reduce erosion, provide nutrients, reduce soil compaction and discourage the establishment of weeds. It should be spread thinly on your lawn, placed in flower gardens and around trees and shrubs. It will contain many bits and pieces of wood and sticks.

Please Note: EWSWA does NOT sell mulch.