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Composting

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 Workshops

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. Here are the dates for the Summer 2017 workshops.  To register for an upcoming workshop please click on links below or visit The Ecology Center website.  

Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to noon 
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center
1580 Cannon Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Register now

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to noon
Calavera School House Community Garden
2896 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad, 92010
Register now

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon
Harold E. Smerdu Community Garden
1250 Laguna Drive, Carlsbad, 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