Green Waste Recycling / Composting
For regular green waste recycling service, each resident is provided up to two 96-gallon green waste carts for their yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, weeds and other prunings. To order your second or an additional green waste cart (fee applies for carts beyond regular service), please call Waste Management at (760) 439-2824.
All green waste collected curbside goes to Oceanside’s El Corazon Compost Facility to be processed and composted. The compost is free to Oceanside residents. By recycling our green waste locally, the City minimizes the amount of waste and recyclable material getting transported outside of the City, therefore keeping our solid waste and recycling rates low, and our diversion and recycling rate high. The El Corazon Compost Facility is located at 3210 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside 92056. Bring a shovel and be prepared to self-haul. For hours of operation, please call (760) 439-9920 or the City of Oceanside Recycling Hotline at (760) 435-5015.
*Please help us keep our free compost clean and free of contamination. Please be sure to keep trash out of the green waste recycling bin.
Free Worm Bin Workshop for Oceanside Residents
Schedule Coming Soon!
The City of Oceanside and Agri Service, operator of the El Corazon Compost Facility, are partnering together to provide worm bins and worms to Oceanside residents. Oceanside residents are invited to attend a vermiculture workshop hosted by Agri Service and the City of Oceanside at the El Corazon Senior Center. Following the workshop Oceanside residents will be able to pick up an Enrecos VermiPRO 16 for $30 (Retail value approximately $100.00). A supply of starter worms will also be provided with the bins.
The Enrecos VermiPRO 16 is a vermicomposting system that uses earthworms to recycle kitchen waste AND is manufactured from plastics recycled right in Southern California. The bin is a simple and convenient way to recycle and enhance gardening soil. The VermiPRO 16 is compact and can be placed on a house or apartment patio. Visit www.enrecos.com for additional information.
Since the adoption of our City’s Zero Waste resolution, these workshops, as supported by Agri Service, have been lauded by the community as an excellent way to encourage active engagement and awareness by our local community, further helping residents understand that sustainability practices start at home, said Colleen Foster, City of Oceanside Solid Waste and Recycling Management Analyst.
Composting food scraps is a critical step toward meeting Oceanside’s zero-waste goals and an enhancement of Oceanside’s award winning organics recycling program. Look for our Fall workshop schedule coming soon! Register for the Free Workshop online at www.elcorazoncompostfacility.com.
For more information on Oceanside’s solid waste and recycling resources, please visit www.oceansiderecycles.com.