Green Waste Recycling / Composting

For instructions on how to compost in your backyard and turn your fruit and vegetable scraps into garden gold click here.

For instructions on how to build your own worm compost (vermicompost) bin for your home click here.

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 (760) 435-4500.

Please help us keep our free compost clean and free of contamination by keeping trash out of the green waste recycling bin.