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The City of Anaheim's Department of Public Works and Anaheim Disposal to Host "The Great Compost Giveaway"
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 6, 2009) - Spring is in the air, and it’s time to spruce up our yards and plants. To help residents achieve rosier roses, heftier veggies and spectacular hedges, the City of Anaheim’s Department of Public Works, in partnership with Anaheim Disposal will host The Great Compost Giveaway, where Anaheim residents can receive up to 60 gallons of free nutrient-rich compost/soil conditioner. Rain or shine, the event will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., or while supply lasts, at the parking lot north of La Palma Park behind Glover Stadium (enter off of La Palma Parkway between Harbor Blvd. and Anaheim Blvd.).

The Great Compost Giveaway serves as a special thank you to residents for participating in the City’s yard waste program.  The material that is placed in the brown yard waste containers by residents is used to make compost material and then ultimately returned to the community for re-use.

Residents will need to bring their own containers or buckets.  Bags are not recommended due to the weight of the compost; however bags can line the containers or buckets.  Adding to the convenience of free compost is the drive-through concept.  Drivers will stay in their cars while Anaheim Disposal representatives fill the residents’ containers.

For more information on The Great Compost Giveaway or the yard waste recycling program, please call Anaheim Disposal’s Customer Service Department at (714) 238-2444.

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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