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Ready to try Composting?

Composting, nature's way of recycling, turns "organic waste," including food scraps, leaves and grass trimmings, into a valuable organic fertilizer. The City of Carlsbad offers free composting workshops and low cost compost bins. Give it a try!

Free Composting Workshop

The City of Carlsbad has partnered with The Ecology Center to host a series of high-quality hands-on composting workshops FREE to Carlsbad residents. To register for an upcoming workshop, please click on the link below or visit The Ecology Center website.

Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.

Harold Smerdu Community Garden

1250 Laguna Drive

Carlsbad CA 92008

Register now


Low Cost Compost Bins

Carlsbad residents may apply for a discount coupon to purchase a yard waste bin or vermicomposting bin at a subsidized rate while supplies last.  

For more information about bin purchases and composting workshops please visit The Ecology Center website.  

For questions about these programs, please contact the city’s Recycling & Trash staff at 
recycle.trash@carlsbadca.gov or 760-602-4646.