Compost is organic matter, such as food scraps and yard waste, that has decomposed to create a nutrient-rich soil amendment. By keeping your organics out of the landfill, you prevent the production and release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Why Compost?

  • Compost improves soil by improving quality, biodiversity, and moisture retention
  • Reduces materials going into your solid waste cart and out of the landfill
  • Relies less on chemical fertilizers to grow your garden

Start Composting Today!

Composting is simple. It can be done at your home, apartment, office, or even classroom. While supplies last, the City of Oceanside in partnership with Agri Service Inc is offering FREE static composting and vermicomposting bins to Oceanside residents and educators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep organics out of the landfill and support soil health!

The City’s Green Oceanside team is here to help with an array of free resources and technical support:

Video Tutorials and How-To Guides

For a limited time, register here to receive a FREE compost bin delivered directly to your home. Only the first 100 Oceanside residents or educators will receive a free compost bin, so register today!

For your free food scraps kitchen pail, pickup at the El Corazon Compost Facility, operated by Agri Service Inc. Visit their website to learn about their services and additional resources for Oceanside residents, including but not limited to free compost, mulch and vermicompost tea.


El Corazon Compost Facility
3210 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside 92056

Monday- Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Need Additional Assistance or Training?

The City’s Green Oceanside team is offering virtual training, including one-on-one assistance to residents to help troubleshoot any issues with their backyard composting bins. Email [email protected] to sign up for group virtual training opportunities and workshops.

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