Products, Pricing and Pick-up Information

Products Offered

How to Purchase

Specialized garden products are now available at the Miramar Greenery including a variety of compost, mulch and wood chip products.

City of San Diego residents may self-load up to two cubic yards of compost or mulch for free with proof of residency. There is a charge for this product if Greenery staff loads the compost or mulch. There is also a charge for wood chips.

Fees must be paid at the Miramar Landfill fee booth located at the landfill's entrance.

All Greenery products are priced by the cubic yard and include sales tax. One cubic yard is equal to the size of six 32-gallon trash cans.

How to Pick Up Compost, Mulch, and Wood Chips

Customers pay for products at the landfill entrance and pick up materials at the Miramar Greenery after showing their receipt. Those who hand-load mulch or compost need to provide their own tools such as a shovel, container and tarp. Those who paid for compost, wood chips or mulch will have their vehicle loaded by one of the Greenery equipment operators. All vehicles must have their loads covered. It is advised to bring and wear a dust mask while loading and spreading the material.

Please call the Miramar Landfill at 858-492-6100 to confirm availability on a particular day.

Payment Information

  • Only cash and checks are accepted. No debit or credit cards.
  • Make checks payable to City Treasurer.
  • A penalty of $27 will be imposed on all returned checks.
  • Please request a receipt for your transaction.
  • For efficient transactions, large volume/tonnage customers can apply for Deferred Payment Account Services

Products Pricing Table

Material Type Description Price/Cubic Yard (incl. tax & loading)
City Resident Self-Loading Compost/4" Mulch Up to 2 cubic yard FREE
1/2" Compost 10 week processing of yard waste and food waste, screened to 1/2" $12
4"Mulch 2 week processing of yard waste only $5
2" Mulch - NEW ITEM! 2 week processing of brush and branches (no curbside material) $12
Coarse Chips (2"Compost Overs)
(some plastic contamination)
10 week processing of yard waste & food waste, screen to 1/2" - 2" $5
Natural Wood Chips Logs ground to 2" - 4" and screened to remove fines $24
Natural 1/2" Fines Logs ground and screened to 1/2" $24
Plain Wood Chips Dimensional lumber ground to 2"- 4" $24
Colored Wood Chips: red & brown Dimensional lumber ground to 2" - 4" and colored with non-toxic dye $34

Bulk Product Table

(Call for pricing)

Material Type Description
2" Green Grind Mulch Special brush only yard waste mix - only availaible to bulk customers
3" Green Grind Mulch Special brush only yard waste mix - only availaible to bulk customers
3/8" Compost 10 week processing of yard waste and food waste, screened to 3/8"
Colored Woodchips & Mulch Mix 50/50 mix of colored woodchips and 4"mulch
Colored Woodchips Dimensional lumber ground to 2" - 4"and colored with non-toxic dye. Green & other custom colors available.

For addtional information, call the Miramar Recycling Center at 858-492-6100