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MLK Day or Service
Make it a day on - not a day off! Join the Friends of the Richmond Greenway on MLK Day of Service, Monday, January 19th, 9:00 am - 1 pm, along the Richmond Greenway (6th-16th St. & Ohio Ave). Activities include: Greenway Clean up, Mulching, Bioswale planting, Compost giveaway, Art projects @ Harbour 8th Park for all ages, and Unity Park Community Design Tents @ 6th, 8th and 16th Streets. For more information, please visit

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Compost Giveaway at MLK Day of Service
The City of Richmond Environmental and Health Initiatives is excited to announce residents will be able to take home compost free of charge at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. This compost is produced locally from Richmond food scraps. There will also be a variety of tomato and other veggie plants for purchase as well as experienced staff on hand to answer questions. The event will be from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Richmond Greenway (6th & Ohio).

Please call (510) 620-6512 for more information. Please visit our Recycling and Compost page for more info on Richmond's compost program.

  • Richmond residents only (no businesses)
  • Up to two cubic feet (approx. three 5-gal buckets) of compost per resident, while supplies last
  • Please bring your own container(s). Compost is not bagged.

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Holiday Tree Recycling Guide
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New Recycling, Compost & Wast Services Now Available!

Starting September 1, Richmond residents and businesses are eligible for new and expanded recycling, compost and waste services. Make sure you check our residential and commercial webpages to see how your home or business can benefit. It pays to recycle and compost!
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