Residential Composting

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CompostingComposting is just Nature’s way of recycling. By definition, composting is the controlled decomposition of organic material such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and vegetable food waste. Compost is the valuable soil product that results from proper composting. Composting helps to keep the high volume of organic material out of our landfills and turns that material into a useful product. With organics making up a significant part of California’s municipal waste, onsite composting reduces the cost of hauling garbage and operating landfills. Compost is great for gardens and landscaping, and you can save money by buying less soil conditioner, mulch, and fertilizer.

Riverside County Waste Management Department hosts a monthly Backyard Composting workshop at various locations throughout Riverside County.  Please visit their website for a list of composting workshop locations and schedule:

Composting is a satisfying way to turn fruit, vegetable and yard trimmings into a dark, crumbly, sweet smelling soil conditioner. Composting is fun, easy, and educational.

Local composting workshops may also be found on the City's Community Events Calendar.