Ready to try Composting? Free Composting Workshop


Ready to try Composting?

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It turns “organic waste,” including food scraps, leaves and grass trimmings, into a valuable organic fertilizer. Composting at home keeps organic waste out of the landfills and produces high-quality organic fertilizers for our gardens and ecosystems.

To help residents compost at home, the City of Carlsbad offers FREE composting workshops and low-cost compost bins to Carlsbad residents.

Free Composting Workshop

The City of Carlsbad has partnered with reEarth to host a series of high-quality, hands-on composting workshops that are FREE to Carlsbad residents.

To REGISTER for an upcoming workshop and learn how to get low-cost compost bins, please visit:

Upcoming Workshops

Composting Workshop 2 – September 15

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pine Avenue Park Community Gardens – corner of Madison St. and Chestnut Ave.

755 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Composting Workshop 3 – October 13

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Harold E. Smerdu Community Gardens

1250 Laguna Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Low Cost Composting Bins

Carlsbad residents may purchase a discounted yard waste bin ($15) or vermicomposting bin ($10) at a subsidized rate ONLINE and pick it up at one of the distribution locations, while supplies last.

To purchase any of the low-cost compost bins, please visit:

Carlsbad residents can pick up their discounted bins in the following ways:
During one of the Composting Workshops – see schedule and locations above
At Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation – Discovery Center – 1580 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92008, anytime during their hours of operation, by presenting bin purchase receipts
From the City of Carlsbad’s Composting booth at the Carlsbad State Street Farmers’ Market at 2907 State St., Carlsbad, CA 92008, on the following dates: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For questions about these programs, please contact the city’s Recycling & Trash staff at or 760-602-4646.


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