The City of Carlsbad offers residents subsidized compost bins through the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. Solana Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 137 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas. For more information call 760-436-7986.
Backyard Compost Bin
- Capacity: 12 cubic feet
- Dimensions: 28" X 28" X 34" high
- $40 with proof of residency ($129 retail value)
- Worm Factory Worm Bin
- Capacity: 2 cubic feet
- Dimensions: 16" X 23" X 25" high
- $40 with proof of residency ($110 retail value)
The city has also contracted with the Solana Center for a few composting workshop spaced throughout the year. The workshops, hosted by the Solana Center, will cover the basics of backyard composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms), trouble-shooting, and the benefits that each composting method can provide to your yard and garden. Conserve resources, improve your soil, and reduce your waste footprint by composting at your home!
Master Composter Training Course
June 11- June 25 on Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Harold E. Smerdu Community Garden
1250 Laguna Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
To register call 760-436-7986 ext. 222
Course fee: $20