Free compost giveaway this Saturday

The City of Piedmont, in partnership with Republic Services, is holding a free compost giveaway for residents in advance of the Harvest Festival at the City’s Corporation Yard (898 Red Rock Road) on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All Piedmont households can pick up to two cubic yards of compost while supplies last. Preorders are not available. Bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency (driver’s license or current Republic Services bill) to pick up compost. Residents must bag and load the compost themselves. Residents are strongly encouraged to wear masks or face coverings and follow the Alameda County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 guidance. While not required, it is strongly encourage to fill out the form HERE to indicate your estimated pick up time on Saturday.

The compost is made from yard trimmings and food waste collected from Republic Services communities participating in curbside organics collection services. Close the loop by using the finished compost, made locally. Mixing compost with your soil adds nutrients to the soil, aids in water retention and pest control, and helps plants thrive. Learn more about the benefits and uses of compost HERE.

More information on the City’s events page HERE.

Contact Sustainability Program Manager, Alyssa Dykman if you have any questions (

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