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Backyard Composting

    We are committed to providing residents easy and affordable access to composting resources and education in order to achieve greater diversion of organics entering the landfill.

Resources & Education

    Compost Bin Voucher Program

    The Compost Bin Voucher Program is year-round and provides City of San Diego residents with a discount on one of three styles of compost bins. One voucher per household, proof of residency required, while supplies last. Applications can be picked up at a Dixieline ProBuild location within City limits or downloaded here.

    Master Composter Course & FREE Workshops

    Visit our Calendar of Events page to sign up for a FREE upcoming workshop, or find out when our annual Master Composter Course takes place.

    Guides & Supplies

    See the Compost Supplies in San Diego flyer for local suppliers. Compost bins can also be made from materials found around the house. To learn how to make one yourself, read our Guide to Backyard Composting.

    Have composting questions? Call the Rotline at 760-436-7986, ext. 222 and get all your questions answered!


  • Compost Bin Voucher Application
  • Guide to Backyard Composting (PDF)
  • Compost Supplies in San Diego (PDF)