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.

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

FREE Compost at the El Corazon Compost Facility

All green waste collected curbside goes to Oceanside’s El Corazon Compost Facility to be processed and composted. The compost is free to Oceanside residents, courtesy of the City of Oceanside and AgriService Inc.. The El Corazon Compost Facility is located at 3210 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside 92056. Bring a shovel and be prepared to self-haul. Call (760) 439-9920 for more information. 

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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