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Earth Day

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.

Limited time Challenge

April 22 – May 7

Or until Supplies Last


Available to new challenge participants only

One 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 enter your contact info correctly so we can contact you.  

3) Pick up your new Home Compost Bin!


Jardin El Sol photo


Your quiz results will be sent to us and you have been added to the distribution calendar.

Please ensure you pick up your bin at the date/time you selected. If you can not make your selected pick up time please contact us at 831 775-3000 to make other arrangements.

May 8th will be the last day to pick up your bin for this challenge.

Join us for the Compost Q&A and Beautification event at Natividad Creek Park

Get your Compost Questions Answered and Help Beautify the Natividad Park!

  • Saturday, May 8   9 am – 1 pm
  • 1395 Nogal Dr, Salinas at the Natividad Creek Park Garden

All tools/ materials will be provided on site. COVID-19 protocol for participants: Must wear a mask & stay 6 feet apart

Earth Day Compost Event Flyer