Home composting

green bin

green bin

Did you know that the green garbage bins supplied by the city are not just for garden trimmings and clean wood?
You may use them to dispose of fruits and vegetables, coffee grounds, egg shells, tea bags.
I set up a reusable container on my counter, I throw in all my organic scraps from the kitchen, especially while cooking, then I empty it in the green bin at the end of the day.
If you don’t want to go to the trouble of composting for your own use, let the city do it.
The green bins contents will be composted.
If you do want to learn how to compost, to feed organic soil to your backyard vegetable garden, the city offers free Composting Workshops and Bin Sale events in Griffith Park.

You may also download a Home composting guide

City of Los Angeles/Sanitation
1-800-773-CITY (2489)

Text and photo by Elisa Leonelli

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0 Responses to Home composting

  1. John says:

    Also, we are lucky to be near a free city mulch pick-up….so your organic garbage comes back as free mulch!


    West LA Mulch location
    6000 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    Time of Operation: 7:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m Seven days a week.

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