Capital compost & garden products

Capital Compost is made at the Southern Landfill using the city's garden waste. You can buy the compost and other soil products in bulk quantities and/or in bags.

COVID-19 update – Capital Compost orders suspended

Due to COVID-19, Capital Compost have decided to suspend all orders and deliveries until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our customers is important to us, so we appreciate your understanding at this time.

Our products

See what we offer by clicking on the headings below or viewing our Capital Compost product brochure (5.4MB PDF).


Garden mix

Lawn mix


Potting mix



Reminder for Friday Capital Compost orders

All online orders for Saturday delivery need to be in by Friday 3.30pm.

Any orders received after 3.30pm will be delivered on Monday or Tuesday.

Bagged product - pick up only

Available Monday - Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm or Sunday 9am-4.30pm.

You can pick up our bagged products - choosing from 15L, 25L and 40L bags. (Ultrasoil and topsoil are not available in bags.)

Purchase these from our Tip Shop at the Southern Landfill.

Bulk product - pick up or delivery

If you're wanting 1m3 or more of garden product (equivalent to 25, 40L bags) - then place a bulk order with us online using the order form below, or contact us.

Pick it up yourself

Available Monday - Friday 7.30am-5pm and Sunday 9am-5pm.

You can come through the weighbridge at the Southern Landfill, and buy the bulk compost products. We'll load it onto your trailer.

Get it delivered

Delivery available Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 10am-3pm.

  • We can deliver bulk orders for an extra charge.
  • You need to place your bulk order a day in advance of delivery.
  • Your total order must be at least 1m3and no more than 12m3 of garden product.
  • The minimum order for both ultrasoil and topsoil is 1m3.
  • The delivery charge is calculated as you fill in the online bulk order form. 

Note: As of 9 January 2020, delivery prices have increased in some suburbs. 

Order bulk quantity

Contact us

Capital Compost
Phone: 0508 TO GROW

Southern Landfill Location and Hours

Helping the environment and the community

We help:

  • the environment by processing about 6,000 tonnes of green waste each year, including food waste from Wellington restaurants and other premises
  • schools, childhood education facilities and community garden groups to create food gardens, or complete native plant-restoration projects, through our community grants.

How the compost is made

Community grant