While plants are organic matter and fully compostable, not all plants should be composted.
Certain plant species found in Whistler are non-native plants and can quickly take over, if allowed to spread unchecked.
Many of the seeds of invasive species can survive the composting process at the municipal composting facility and later be spread to new areas as compost.
Don't compost these plants
*Not an exhaustive list; contact Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council for help with identification of additional invasive species and removal options for all priority species.
Disposal of invasive species
Residents: If you have invasive species that you have removed from your yard or neighbourhood, you can dispose of them at the Nesters Waste Depot. Bag them and deposit them in bins marked "Invasive Only"
Businesses must dispose of invasive species at the Waste Transfer Station. Plants should be bagged and labelled "invasive". Tipping fees apply.