Events, Sustainability

Fall 2023 Compost Giveaway

October 20, 2023

Fall Compost Giveaway

On Saturday, November 4, the City of Hayward will offer Hayward households free compost during the City’s Fall Compost Giveaway.

Community members can visit the parking lot of the former SkyWest Golf Course at 1401 Golf Course Road from 7:30am – 10:30am to receive four bags of locally produced WM EarthCareTM Homegrown Compost. There is a limited supply of compost, so it will be offered only while supplies last. This event is offered to Hayward households as part of the City’s Franchise Agreement with Waste Management of Alameda County. The compost is made in part from food scraps and yard trimmings collected from Hayward residents.

A waiver must be signed in order to receive compost. Waivers can be downloaded here, but are also available at the event. Traffic is often heavy at this event, so please be patient and considerate, and remember to enter the event from the south on A Street. Residents can carpool with neighbors.

Compost is a nutrient-rich soil amendment made of decomposed organic matter. It can improve moisture retention in soil, promote plant growth, and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

The next Compost Giveaway will be held in Spring of 2024 – look for updates in future issues of The Leaflet or at www.hayward-ca.gov/compost.