Back by popular demand: More free compost for residents

PHS senior Haik Kibarian and City of Piedmont CivicSpark Fellow Annie Wensley help shovel compost during a giveaway event for city residents held at the Corporation Yard on Sept. 18, 2021.

The City of Piedmont, in partnership with Republic Services, is holding a free compost giveaway for residents at the City’s Corporation Yard (898 Red Rock Road) on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 9 am to 12 pm. All Piedmont households can pick up to one cubic-yard 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.

The City is also proud to support the Wildwood Dads Club Pumpkin Patch, which is back at Coaches Field this year. Come by to grab your free compost and support Piedmont’s local schools. You can have your pumpkin, and compost it too!

More information can be found at the City’s news and notifications page. Contact Sustainability Program Manager, Alyssa Dykman if you have any questions.

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