Composting and Gardening Programs
Home Composting is a great way to reduce waste, recycle your yard debris and help your garden. Composting is a naturally occurring process where organic material (yard materials and vegetable wastes) is broken down into an excellent soil enhancer & mulch. Mixing compost into soil improves the soil's texture, and increases its ability to hold air and water. By reducing evaporation, composting allows your landscaping to use less water. You can learn about Home Composting using the links below.
2021 Free Backyard and Vermicomposting Workshop Schedule
Reserve Seat by Calling
April 10 10am - 12pm
June 5 10am - 12pm
Other Home Composting Workshops
Home Composting Bins
Home Composting can be done in an open pile or using a bin or composter. There are many types of bins iincluding those which are homemade or purchased from retailers. Go to CalRecycle's Home Composting webpage for more information.
Reduced Price Composting Bins
Residents that live in the following areas can purchase a Compost Bin at a reduced price. To make arrangements to purchase and pick-up your Compost Bin contact the number listed next to the area you live in.
Martinez: (925) 372-3531 Pleasant Hill: (925) 671-5265
See below for details regarding Compost Bins for residents living in the following areas:
or call (510) 215-3125