PBOT is out of compost! Check back here in 2023 for more information.
Why buy your compost when you can get it for free? Portland Bureau of Transportation is making your spring gardening cheaper and easier with free compost days.
In the fall, PBOT collected leaves from city streets and has been converting it into high-quality compost. In celebration of Earth Day, PBOT will be giving away all of this built up compost. And the best part? It’s completely free.
2022 Free Compost Days
From April 22-May 1, 2022, you can pick up free compost at the Sunderland Maintenance Yard, 9325 NE Sunderland Road. The event is open each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is no limit to the amount of compost you can take. If you have an open-bed vehicle, PBOT will load the compost for you. If you want to bag your own, bring a shovel and bags.
Compost is available while supplies last. In past years, compost has run out. Plan your visit early so you don’t miss out on this awesome freebie.
If you have questions, visit the PBOT’s website or call PBOT at (503) 823-3500.