Backyard Composting

Don’t toss it, compost it! 

Composting is nature’s own recycling mechanism by taking organic discards and converting them back into valuable nutrients for the soil. Scraps from your kitchen can be turned into a rich, healthy soil amendment and used in your garden. Yard waste like grass clippings, tree trimmings and other organic items from your yard can be placed in the brown yard waste bin. It is hauled to Agromin’s facility where it is processed into a high-quality mulch used on local agricultural fields.

The City sponsors a compost and vermicompost bin discount program in partnership with Green Thumb Nursery where you can purchase either a worm bin or a compost bin at 50% the retail price. Just show proof of City residence and bring along your coupon below. 


Free Mulch for Residents

Free mulch is also available on a first come basis at Cornucopia Gardens, located just off Telephone Road, across from Kimball Community Park. Using mulch and organic compost are great ways to reduce waste, conserve water, reduce need for application of pesticides or fertilizers and help with pest management. Keep your eyes peeled for our bi-annual composting workshop and mulch-giving events.

Compost Bin Rebate Program

Print out the compost coupon below, or request one from the Environmental Sustainability Division, and present it to Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura to purchase a discounted compost bin (Soil Saver) or vermicompost bin (Wiggly Wranch). Limit one bin per household. City of Ventura residents must show proof of residency.