April 27: Free Compost Giveaway
Phoenix residents are invited to get free high-grade compost at the next Compost Giveaway event on Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Desert West Park (enter off Encanto Blvd, east of 67th Ave.). This certified compost is made at the city's facility from yard trimmings diverted from the landfill by Phoenix residents and landscapers supporting Reimagine Phoenix. Residents must bring a copy of their City Services Bill for entry and a shovel to load what they need into their personal vehicle (sorry, no trailers). Please bring a tarp, if necessary, to keep your compost from blowing away. This event is for residents only; no businesses allowed. Limited quantities. Interested in home composting? A limited number of home composter kits will be available at the event for free; first come, first-served.
The 27th Avenue Compost Facility is the first solid waste infrastructure project in
the United States, and the first project in Arizona, to earn Envision recognition from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure across the full range of environmental, social and economic impacts.
Composting at Home
Residents can dispose of their yard waste by using a composter or mulcher. City of Phoenix composters (constructed from old garbage cans) can be obtained at a city transfer station for $5. Call 602-262-6251 for more information.
What is happening with composting in Phoenix?
There are some really green and great things happening around our city parks! We are currently testing some of our Green Organics Mix on strategic park locations. Learn more about our Compost Use Study.