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Anaheim's Annual Compost Giveaway - How Does Your Garden Grow?
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 10, 2013) - Spring is here, and for many Anaheim residents that means spending time in the garden. Whether cultivating land in the backyard, or planting a container garden on the patio, one thing a garden needs is compost.

So the City is once again helping your perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, vegetables and flowers to grow, thrive and blossom.* Anaheim residents can receive up to 60 gallons of nutrient-rich compost/soil conditioner – for free. The annual Compost Giveaway, a partnership between the City of Anaheim’s Public Works Department and Republic Services, will take place on the following dates, rain or shine --

Saturday, April 13: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. (or while the supply lasts)
Western High School, Orange Ave. Parking Lot
501 S. Western Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804

Saturday, April 20: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. (or while the supply lasts)
Katella High School, East School Parking Lot
2200 E. Wagner Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806

Residents are asked to bring their own containers or buckets (no bags please) to pick up the loose compost material. Proof of City of Anaheim residency will be required. There is a limit of 60 gallons per household.

Earth Machine compost bins and kitchen collector buckets will be available for residents seeking year-round benefits to home composting. The bin and bucket kit will be available to purchase for $20 (a $50 value). Cash or checks only will be accepted.

The Compost Giveaway highlights the success of the City’s yard waste collection program and allows the opportunity to “close the recycling loop” by giving back to the community.

For more information on the Compost Giveaway please call (714) 238-2444. Information is also available online at www.anaheimdisposal.net or www.anaheim.net/recycle.

*Green thumb not required.

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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