Compost giveaway

To help serve more community members and minimize traffic, the Spring 2024 compost giveaway has been split into two days. Please only attend the event on the date indicated on the flyer you receive in the mail.

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 City of Hayward is pleased to give away bags of compost to Hayward households as part of the City’s Franchise Agreement with Waste Management of Alameda County. The compost WM EarthCare Homegrown Compost™ is made in part from food scraps and yard trimmings collected from Bay Area residents. It carries the industry’s seal for excellence. Learn more at

All Hayward households and multi-family property managers can pickup four one-cubic-foot bags of Compost WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 

Next Event:

  • Date: Saturday, May 4 and 18, 2024 **Waivers will be mailed to all Hayward households indicating which Compost Giveaway date to attend**
  • Time: 7:30 - 10:30 AM (or until compost runs out)
  • Location: 1401 Golf Course Road (parking lott of former Skywest Golf Course). Traffic is often heavy at this event, so please be patient and considerate, and remember to enter the event from the south by using Skywest Drive and West A Street.


  1. Signed Product Waiver: A waiver must be signed in order to receive compost. Waivers can also be downloaded here, and will be available at the event. 
  2. Proof of residency: Attendees must bring their driver’s license or a current Waste Management bill as proof of residency.

Download Product Waiver

Questions? Contact

Call (510) 583-4700