ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2023) — Anaheim residents can get high quality compost for gardens, yards and landscaping at an upcoming free compost giveaway at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The compost giveaway is Saturday, March 11, from 7 to 10 a.m., or until we run out of compost.
The giveaway takes places near the Big A in the Angel Stadium parking lot.
Residents can get up to 60 gallons of fresh compost for use in gardens, potted plants or as yard soil or ground cover.
Compost is made from vegetation waste and food scraps to create nutrient-rich soil that acts as a natural fertilizer for plants, trees or gardens.
It’s also good for our environment. Compost recycles waste that otherwise would go to landfills and turns it into soil that reduces the need for fertilizers, pesticides and watering in our yards.
The compost giveaway is part of a larger effort to reduce and reuse organic waste.
In coming months, we’ll be sharing details about household recycling of food scraps and other organics in Anaheim as part of a statewide effort to reduce organic waste going to landfills.
Organic waste in landfills emits 20 percent of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant that contributes to the warming of our atmosphere.
At our compost giveaway, you can also buy an Earth Machine Compost bin for $20. The bins allow you to recycle household organic waste and make your own compost.
Here’s everything you need to know for the compost giveaway, brought to you by Anaheim Public Works and our waste collection contractor Republic Services:
- What: compost giveaway
- When: Saturday, March 11
- Time: 7-10 a.m., or while supplies last
- Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
- Location: parking lot near Big A
- Getting there: enter stadium from Douglass Road off Katella near ARTIC; no access from Orangewood Avenue or State College Boulevard
- What you’ll need: proof of Anaheim residency with a driver’s license or utility bill
- Vehicles: pickup trucks and larger vehicles are best
- Containers: bring sturdy containers capable of holding heavy compost