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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.

Compost Bin Voucher Program

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that our partner, Dixieline Lumber & Home Centers, is experiencing delivery and inventory stock delays from their compost bin suppliers due to the situation with COVID-19. We may not be able to have your compost bin readily available. We request that once customers receive their emailed compost bin voucher that they call the store in advance of their visit to confirm if their bin is in stock.

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 Lumber and Home Center location within City limits or through this link Compost Bin Voucher Application (Online Form) or PDF icon Printable Compost Bin Voucher Application.

Review our PDF icon Compost Bin Feature Overview to help you decide which compost bin is a good fit for your home.

Soil-saver compost bin    composting bin for vermicomposting (worms)    Tumbling compost bin

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

Learn how to make your own compost by reading our helpful guides. A compost bin can be acquired through our compost bin voucher program, but can also be made from materials found around the house or by purchasing materials from a local supplier.

Have composting questions? Call the Rotline at 760-436-7986, Ext. 700 or email [email protected] and get all your questions answered.

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