Composting is nature's way of recycling. It turns "organic waste," including food scraps, leaves and grass trimmings, into a valuable organic fertilizer. Composting at home keeps organic waste out of the landfills and produces high-quality organic fertilizers for our gardens and ecosystems.
To help residents compost at home, the City of Carlsbad offers FREE composting workshops and low-cost compost bins to Carlsbad residents.
Free Composting Workshop
The City of Carlsbad has partnered with reEarth to host a series of high-quality, hands-on composting workshops that are FREE to Carlsbad residents.
To REGISTER for an upcoming workshop and learn how to get low-cost compost bins, please see below:
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Harold E. Smerdu Community Gardens 1250 Laguna Dr., Carlsbad CA 92008
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pine Avenue Park Community Gardens 755 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad CA 92008 (corner of Madison Street and Chestnut Avenue)
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location to be announced
Low Cost Composting Bins
Carlsbad residents may purchase a discounted yard waste bin ($15) or vermicomposting bin ($10) at a subsidized rate ONLINE and pick it up at one of the distribution locations, while supplies last.