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Composting Challenge

Learn how you can make a difference for your community, planet and improve your garden by Composting at Home.

Its Easy and Fun!

Start your composting journey now!

Take the Compost Challenge to Earn a Free* Home Compost Bin

* Free Compost Bins are available while supplies last to residents of Salinas Valley Recycles Service Area. Limited to 1 per household.

Getting Started is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Watch Both Composting Videos: Backyard & Vermicomposting

Take the Quiz and Sign the Compost Pledge

Pick up your New Compost Bin at Salinas Valley Recycles

1) Watch Both Videos

Backyard Composting

Watch and learn how to easily compost yard clippings and kitchen scraps!





Vermicomposting - Worm Composting

Learn the basics of vermicomposting and how easy it is for worms to eat your food scraps! 





2) Take the Quiz and Pledge To Compost at Home

I Pledge to compost

Make sure you finish the survey and click the DONE button at the bottom of your results page.

3) Pick up your new Home Compost Bin!


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Your quiz results are sent to us.  We will contact you to set up a pickup time and location.  Please contact us at 831 775-3000 if you have not received a response within a week.

Choose from three convenient locations for pick up:

Salinas Sun - Street Transfer & Recycling Station

Gonzales - Johnson Canyon Landfill

King City - Jolon Road Transfer Station