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The annual Compost Giveaway event originally scheduled for May 16 has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. 

For resources and information on gardening during COVID-19, including where to get compost, seeds, and Bay-friendly plants, visit 


Each May, Waste Management of Alameda County sponsors a Compost Giveaway event in the City of Albany (for Albany residents only)

The 2019 Compost Giveaway was held on May 4, 2019. Over 350 residents came to pick up compost, and many also stayed to participate in the Recreation Department's Memorial Park Cleanup event. 

*WM EarthCare Homegrown Compost™ is 100% local, and made from your own Bay Area yard trimmings and residential food scraps. Learn more at



For more information, please call or email Elizabeth Carrade at 1 + (510) 528-5762 or


Special thanks to Albany High School’s Earth Team and the City of Albany Public Works staff who helped check IDs and load compost during the 2018 event!

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