City hosts free compost giveaway this Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 29 | 9 am – 12 pm
Piedmont Corporation Yard | 898 Red Rock Road (at Moraga Ave.)

The City of Piedmont, in partnership with Republic Services, is holding a free compost giveaway at the City’s Corporation Yard (898 Red Rock Road) on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All households can take up to one cubic-yard of compost while supplies last. Preorders are not available. Bring your shovels, gloves, and container(s) to pick up compost. Giveaway attendees must bag and load the compost themselves. Piedmont Public Works staff will also be available to operate a backhoe to lift a larger quantity of compost into the back of trucks. While not required, it is strongly encouraged 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 can be found at the City’s news and notifications page HERE. Contact Sustainability Program Manager, Alyssa Dykman if you have any questions.

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