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Compost Giveaway & Great Tomato Sale
Saturday, April 11
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adams Crest Farm (5000 Patterson Circle)

On Saturday, April 11, the City of Richmond Environmental and Health Initiatives is hosting a Compost Giveaway free to all residents, in conjunction with Contra Costa Master Gardner’s Urban Tilth’s Great Tomato Sale. The Great Tomato Sale provides high quality, affordable tomato and vegetable plants to the community. All plants are $3, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions free of charge. The City hopes to donate compost to support the event and healthy food initiatives here in the City of Richmond.

  • 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.

The compost for the event is donated to the community by Republic Services.  When we recycle and compost food scraps it’s better for the environment; and recyclables and compost are processed in Richmond, which creates local jobs. Richmond is one of the only cities in the Bay Area that has a closed loop composting program whereby the food scraps are composted within the City – actually on top of the old, capped landfill. By returning compost to our residents, Republic is assisting in creating a closed loop system. 

Find out more information on our Residential Compost & Recycling webpage.

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Expanded Weekly Service of Green Waste and Recycling at Home
Starting March 2nd, all West County residents will begin receiving weekly curbside service of both compost and recycling carts at no additional cost. This service enhancement was achieved through our new contract with Republic Services last year.

Historically, recycling and organics carts were collected on an every-other-week alternating basis. Weekly collection of recycling and organics carts will be a significant quality of life improvement for our residents and provide cost savings opportunities for individuals to downsize the size of their trash bin. We encourage you utilize the compost and recycling services to help the City reach its environmental and climate action goals. All residents will be receiving announcements in the coming weeks from Republic of the enhanced service and any changes in collection days. Please keep an eye out for these service announcements and share the news with your neighbors. Any questions regarding your home service should be directed to Republic Services at 510-262-7100.   
Download your food scrap recycling guide below and a check out Republic’s bi-lingual quarterly newsletter for more information. 

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Use your Green bin - at Home & Work!
Check out this cool video from the City of Vancouver to understand why we compost!

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