Water Wise Landscaping

Free Compost Giveaways

Every Spring and Fall, the City, in partnership with Waste Management, gives away free bags of compost. All Hayward residents are eligible.

Sign up for The Leaflet to be notified of our next compost giveaway!

Upcoming Classes

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) hosts free classes and hands-on workshops for members of the Hayward community, covering a wide range of Bay friendly landscaping topics such as:

  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • Alternatives to Lawns
  • Habitat Gardening
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Water Efficient Irrigation Practices
  • Parent/Child Gardening Workshops
  • And More!

Check out the BAWSCA website to see their library of past class recordings, and for information on upcoming classes.

Learn more about Free BAWSCA Landscaping Classes

Sign up for The Leaflet to be notified of upcoming classes!

Lawn Conversion Rebate Program

Did you know that Hayward residents can receive up to $0.75 per square foot of lawn converted to drought-tolerant landscaping? Applicants must receive pre-approval in advance before beginning work.

Visit our Water Conservation page to learn more and apply.

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