Compost Events April 1

April Compost Event

OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) is excited to host three county-wide compost giveaways at Bee Canyon Greenery (Frank R. Bowerman Landfill), Valencia Greenery (Olinda Alpha Landfill) and Valencia Greenery (Prima Deshecha Landfill). Orange County residents can pick up free compost on Saturday, April 1, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. while supplies last.  The event will cancel due to inclement weather, follow @OCWaste on social media for day-of updates. 

OCWR will be offering compost free of charge and ready to use. At Bee Canyon Greenery and Capistrano Greenery residents need to bring a shovel to load the compost in their own containers or heavy-duty yard waste bags.  Each household will be limited to 60 gallons on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. At Valencia Greenery, pre-filled bags of compost will be distributed, and each household will be limited to 4 bags, while supplies last.  

Events will be held at:

Valencia Greenery at Olinda Alpha Landfill
1942 N. Valencia Ave
Brea, CA 92823

Bee Canyon Greenery at Frank R. Bowerman Landfill
11002 Bee Canyon Access Rd.
Irvine, CA 92602

Capistrano Greenery Prima Deshecha Landfill
32250 Avenida La Pata
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

OCWR’s compost has Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) by the US Composting Council, a certification program that holds composting manufacturers to the highest standards of quality. The family friendly giveaway provides healthy compost to residents, perfect for backyards and home gardens.

Make a Recycling Impact  

Kick off good recycling habits and keep them in practice throughout the year by pledging to recycle on April 22, Earth, and all year long.  Small steps can make a big difference. Recycling just one aluminum can save enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 20 hours or a television for two hours. The same can if tossed into a landfill will take 80 to 100 years to degrade.  

OCWR’s is a resource for people looking to recycle odd items and directs the public to various recycling options. In addition to recycling, it is also important to make sure hazardous items like batteries, paints and household cleaners do not make it into our landfills. Orange County is home to four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers located in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano. The centers are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  OCWR online recycling education, tips and quizzes can be found at