Compost in the Classroom

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The Gardens at Heather Farm​ in Walnut Creek offers composting classes at no cost for any school within the RecycleSmart service area. Each one hour classroom or afterschool presentation will teach kids in grades TK – 6 about how home or school based composting works to reduce waste and nourish plants in the garden. There are two […]

Annual Compost Giveaway

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RecycleSmart, in partnership with Republic Services through the Franchise Agreement, host an annual compost giveaway each year to encourage the reduction of organics to landfill by composting, and the application of compost as a soil amendment. The event is typically held around International Compost Awareness Week each year.  International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most […]

Worm Composting

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It’s called “vermicomposting” and yes, it involves worms—red wrigglers actually! It’s similar to backyard composting, except that it uses worms in addition to microbes and bacteria to turn organic waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer.  Worm castings and worm “tea” are high in valuable nutrients and offer many of the same benefits of traditional compost, without […]

CompostSMART Advanced Composting Series

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CompostSMART is returning fall 2023. Please email to be added to the waitlist. Are you interested in public education and outreach? The CompostSMART Advanced Training Program might be for you! You’ll receive in-depth composting education with an experienced and knowledgeable team, and then you’ll share your training with the wider community. CompostSMART was developed […]

Composting: Certification

Certify your home composting effort and get a $4.50 credit on your quarterly Republic Services garbage bill. Click here to quickly apply online through Republic Services. Certified Systems Home composting systems may include open or contained systems: Soilsaver Compost Bin, Vermicomposting (worms), backyard bin, pile, tumbler/ball, wood bin, electric composter, etc. Home composting certification does […]

Purchase a Home Compost Bin

RecycleSmart partners with Triformis Corporation to provide compost bins to our communities for a 50% reduction in cost per unit (limit of two per order).  Click Here to be directed to Triformis to request your 50% off coupon code and place your order! The coupon code is only valid for compost bins – not supplies […]

Composting: Introduction

By composting at home, you can reduce organic material sent to local landfills and create a healthy soil amendment for your garden, to grow healthy food! Home composting takes little time, space and effort. Give it a try – your plants (and pocketbook!) will thank you! Backyard Composting Benefits: Compost returns nutrients to the soil, such as […]

Composting: Workshops

Reservations Required: Please click the workshop date above to register online or call (925) 906-1801 to register by phone. If you leave a voice message, please provide your name, email, phone and the city/town you live in.  SEE ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED BELOW.  RecycleSmart offers the following types of free workshops and services:  Home Composting for […]