Free mulch, compost, and wood chip distribution @ Franklin Green

Free mulch, compost, and wood chip distribution @ Franklin Green: Saturday, October 22, 2022 

Help build healthy soil in your garden with free leaf mulch and compost from the City of Victoria. Good quality soil is a key ingredient in creating a foundation for healthy plants. As part of the Get Growing, Victoria! program, leaf mulch, compost, and woodchips produced at the City’s nursery in Beacon Hill Park will be dropped off at community locations for pick up by residential gardeners in the spring, late summer, and fall. 

FALL 2022 Garden Materials

Please see below for information about collecting spring garden materials. Free leaf mulch, compost, and woodchips are available for pick up while supplies last. Remember to bring your own tools and containers to transport the material and please only take what you need so there is enough for everyone

Can’t make it on October 22? See here for the dates of the distributions in other neighbourhoods: 

How should I transport the compost, leaf mulch, and wood chips? 

When handling any garden material, it is recommended to use gloves and conduct proper hand washing practices. The compost and leaf mulch are loose and not pre-bagged, so please bring your own container such as a bucket, tote, or wheelbarrow, as well as a shovel and gloves. We encourage people to maintain proper physical distancing from others while loading material. 

What is in the compost?  

The compost is compiled of organic matter including grass clippings, leaves from parks and boulevards, plant material, excavation material from boulevards (soil and turf), wood chips, and manure from the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.  

What is in the leaf mulch?  

The leaf mulch is compiled of leaves from the City’s residential leaf collection program. 

What is in the woodchips?  

The woodchips are compiled from branches collected through the City’s branch chipping program.

For more information visit: 


Oct 22 2022




Franklin Green
1019-1045 Mason St, Victoria, BC V8V 3P5


North Park Neighbourhood Association

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Victoria Immigrant Refugee Centre Society