Compost Giveaway May 21

Compost Giveaway


OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) announces a Compost Giveaway at Frank R. Bowerman (FRB) Landfill. Pick up FREE compost at 11002 Bee Canyon Access Road in Irvine on Saturday, May 21, 2022, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while supplies last. The self-haul event by OCWR offers the compost free of charge and ready to use.  Residents need to bring a shovel to load the compost in their own reusable containers or heavy-duty yard waste bags. Staff will be on-site to assist.

Free to Orange County residents only, each household will be limited to 60 gallons on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. The compost is ready to lay over soil as a covering in gardens.

OCWR creates quality compost material from green waste collected from homes across Orange County. The compost is a full-circle product that begins in the yard waste bin and transforms into nutrient-rich soil amendment to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weed growth and helps by providing macro and micronutrients for healthier plant growth.

“As we prepare for the future of organics recycling, we are dedicated to educating the County’s residents on the importance of composting,” said Tom Koutroulis, director, OC Waste & Recycling. “The use of compost to help create healthy soils, prevents the green waste from being buried at the landfill. Our compost giveaway helps build awareness and puts the organic material back into the communities.”


About OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR)

OCWR serves the County’s solid waste disposal needs by providing waste management services, operating public landfills, protecting the local environment, investing in renewable energy enterprises and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. The department manages one of the nation's premier solid waste disposal systems, serving residents and businesses in the County’s 34 cities and unincorporated areas. OCWR’s three active landfills reflect environmental engineering at its best. Learn more by visiting the OCWR website at