What Can Be Composted?
The infographic above identifies what can be turned into compost. You can also download compost guides in the resources below.
The following materials can be composted, but must be brought directly to the Waste Transfer Station:
- Large volumes of sawdust, woodchips, and shavings
- Yard waste (also accepted at Nesters Depot)
- Clean wood waste
- Commerical compost
Commercial and Strata Property Bylaw Update
A new bylaw to help Whistler achieve its community waste reduction and climate change targets, as well as regional waste commitments was adopted by Council in September 2017. Commercial and strata owners should be working with their waste hauler to add compost into their waste collection program.
Depots are open for single family residents and residential complexes of less than 12 units that pay the annual Operation Fee. Depot hours are from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. daily.
Drop off organic scraps (compost) at:
- Function Junction Depot - 1001 Lynham Road
- Nester’s Depot - 8010 Nesters Road
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) composting facility in the Callaghan Valley composts biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant, residential and commercial food waste, and wood waste.
The fully enclosed composter diverts waste from the landfill, effectively treats Whistler's biosolids, provides an opportunity for businesses and residents to compost food waste, and produces a number of high quality soil amendments for sale at the Waste Transfer Station and at the Squamish Landfill.
- Composting 101 information brochure
- Create an organic origami food waste bin liner
- Keep invasive plant species out of compost
RMOW Infrastructure Services