Compost is organic matter, such as food scraps and yard waste, that has decomposed to create a nutrient-rich soil amendment. By keeping your organics out of the landfill, you prevent the production and release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
Start Composting Today!
Composting is simple. It can be done at your home, apartment, office, or even classroom. While supplies last, the City of Oceanside in partnership with Agri Service Inc is offering FREE static composting and vermicomposting bins to Oceanside residents and educators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep organics out of the landfill and support soil health!
The City’s Green Oceanside team is here to help with an array of free resources and technical support:
Video Tutorials and How-To Guides
Registration is currently closed to receive a free compost bin. Please check back in for future registration opportunities coming soon.
After registering, show your registration email and proof of residency to Agri Service staff to pick-up your free bin! Visit https://agriserviceinc.com/ to learn about their services and additional resources for Oceanside residents, including but not limited to free compost, mulch and vermicompost tea.
El Corazon Compost Facility
3210 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside 92056
Monday- Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Need Additional Assistance or Training?
The City’s Green Oceanside team is offering virtual training, including one-on-one assistance to residents to help troubleshoot any issues with their backyard composting bins. Email GreenOceanside@oceansideca.org to sign up for group virtual training opportunities and workshops.
Residential Curbside Green Waste Recycling Program
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 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 (760) 435-4500.