For important information about Organic Waste Recycling green bin information/presentations:  Read more in “Homes Serviced by the City”

Businesses looking for Organic Waste Recycling waiver: Visit “De Minimis Waiver and Alternative Service Application” section.


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Free Backyard Composting Workshops

The City is partnering with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to provide you with backyard composting information and tools. Learn from the experts on how to turn your garbage into gold for your garden! You'll discover the different methods of backyard composting, how composting conditions the soil for healthy plants and how you can save money and water.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming composting workshops or webinars at this time. Please visit Solana Center's website for backyard composting workshops within the county.

Master Composter Training

Become an expert in composting, meet new people and participate in interesting events, all while serving your community. The Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting, soil management and how to teach it to others. Certification requires attendance once a week at the five-week course and completion of 30 hours of community outreach. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to apply. A $25 materials fee* will be collected upon registration. For questions or more information email or call 760-436-7986, Ext. 700.

Visit the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation event webpage for an upcoming Master Composter Course or join the interest list here.