Composting is nature's way of recycling. Rather than sending your food scraps and lawn clippings to the landfill, you can compost them to create a nutrient rich fertilizer for your garden or lawn.
Composting allows you to return badly needed organic matter to your soil. In this way, we participate in nature's cycle and cut down on the amount of trash going into overloaded landfills. And, unlike some fertilizers, compost will not run off your yard and pollute Chula Vista’s waterways.
Composting can be practiced almost anywhere…in your backyard, at work or at school, even in an apartment! All you need to get started is a little bit of space, the basic ingredients, and an understanding of the process.
The City of Chula Vista provides weekly composting workshops where you can learn from experts how to turn your garbage into gold for your garden!
You'll discover the different methods of backyard composting, how composting conditions the soil for healthy plants, and how you can save money and water.
Workshop is included with the cost of admission to the Living Coast Discovery Center.
For more information please call (619) 409-5900 or email Katharine@thelivingcoast.org
Master Composter Course
This FREE seven-week Master Composter course provides training in the art and science of composting. Course includes lectures, demonstrations, and two field trips.
Course covers the following:
- Traditional composting
- Compost bin build and troubleshooting (in teams!)
- Soil Health
- Bugs in your compost pile
- Environmental impacts
- Much more!
Master Composter certification requires attendance at all seven classes, as well as 30 volunteer hours of related community service. Certified Master Composters share their experience and knowledge within the community through workshops and community events.
The next training course starts soon, call 619-691-5282 for more information or to reserve your space.
Compost Bins for Chula Vista Residents
Compost bins are available for $35 to Chula Vista residents that have attended one of the City's composting/less toxic gardening workshops or the Master Composter Course.
28" x 28" x 34"
Best for yard debris
$35.00 (Chula Vista Residents)
Save Money on Your Trash Bill
By recycling and composting, you may be able to downsize your trash cart – the smaller the cart, the less it costs! To change your trash cart size, call 619-421-9400. Republic Services will deliver a new cart to your house at no extra cost.