Compost has been recognized as a valuable soil amendment for centuries. Use of compost in gardens is an effective way to improve soil health, increase plant production, and reduce the use of water, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. To thank Santa Monica residents for participating in the city’s green cart collection program, every resident qualifies for up to five large burlap coffee sacks of nutrient- rich compost, free of charge. Please bring a shovel, gloves and your own bags or containers if you prefer them to the burlap sacks.
For more information on these events or other questions about the city’s recycling programs, call the Resource Recovery & Recycling Division at (310) 458-2223 or visit smgov.net/r3