Compost Giveaway

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San Leandro celebrates the success of the Food Scrap Recycling Program by offering free compost to participating residents. The food scraps, food soiled paper, and yard trimmings that you put into your green yard trimmings cart are turned into a rich soil amendment that nourishes plants and keeps your garden healthy. 

Compost is only available during this two-day event. Residents may obtain a maximum of two bags per household. No preorders or rainchecks. You may only register for one appointment.  




Appointment registration will be open until April 17th. Please read all the information prior to scheduling an appointment. You will not be permitted to enter the event without a valid identification and a postcard invitation.  You may only register for one appointment. 

Registration Rules:

  • City of San Leandro Residents Only.  Please visit Am I in San Leandro? to confirm that you live within city limits. 
  • Valid government issued ID and resident registered must be present.
  • Compost Postcard
  • Maximum one appointment per household. 

Please reschedule your appointment no later than April 17th if needed as no preorders or rainchecks are available. Compost is only available during this two-day event.  If all appointments are booked, please check back in case one becomes available.  

Please cancel your appointment no later than April 17th, if you cannot attend the event so that the appointment can be offered to another resident. 

Postcard Invitation:
Once your registration has been verified, you will be mailed a postcard to the address listed in your registration. Postcards will be mailed after April 10th.

A postcard invitation is required to enter the Compost Giveaway event. Web or email confirmations will not take the place of the postcard.  See sample postcard below: 

Compost Postcard - SAMPLE

Note: Carpooling is encouraged, however, all households must have the same time slot.

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If registration button does not work, visit 2023 Compost Giveaway Event to schedule your appointment. 

For more information email [email protected] or call (510) 577-6026.