The City will host a free compost giveaway starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 in the parking lot of Oso Viejo Park and the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.
The compost giveaway is part of Mission Viejo’s Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration that runs until noon at Oso Viejo Park. The event also includes a “Green Expo” featuring a free home composting workshop; earth-friendly crafts; and environmental exhibits providing tips on topics such as water conservation, pollution prevention, recycling, and much more.
The compost, which will be handed out while supplies last, 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. 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 Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to create a more sustainable environment for the community to enjoy for generations to come. Folks who attend the celebration will also have an opportunity to participate in a creek clean-up along Oso Creek as well as Arbor Day volunteer planting opportunities.
For more information, visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org/green.