In celebration of Earth Day, Mission Viejo residents can pick up free compost in the parking lot of the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, while supplies last.
The compost is being donated by the City’s trash hauler, Waste Management of Orange County, and the City’s green waste processor, Tierra Verde Industries.
Composting is the recycling of organic materials back into a useful soil product that can be used in gardens or on potted plants. It can save you money and time and can reduce your garden’s watering and weeding needs. It also benefits the environment by recycling valuable organic resources and extending the life of our landfills. This compost is a rich, organic soil amendment that consists of composted, recycled green waste collected as part of the City’s residential recycling program.
The compost giveaway is a self-service program, so please bring a shovel and container to the Animal Shelter. Quantities are limited and each resident is permitted up to 36 gallons of compost. Waste Management staff will be on site to monitor the program and quantity allotment.
The free compost giveaway is part of the City’s celebration of Earth Day – embraced through its Green Expo and Arts Alive Festival April 30-May 1. For more information about the fun-filled festival, visit http://cityofmissionviejo.org/artsalivefestival. Information about the compost giveaway is available by calling 949-470-3010.