Compost Giveaway a Great Success!

By Ciaran Gallagher, Civic Spark Fellow

Nothing brings out smiles from the Hayward community like four free bags of organic-certified compost. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the City of Hayward Utilities and Environmental Services Department hosted another successful Compost Giveaway event. Collaboration with the Maintenance Service Department and Waste Management ensured the event went off without a hitch. This was the first time the Compost Giveaway was held in South Hayward, located at Tennyson High School, and many residents voiced appreciation for the location. It was one of the largest events yet with 550 households receiving four compost bags each. The free event occurs twice a year. 

The compost is made by Waste Management from yard trimmings and food waste, some of which is collected here in Hayward. The next Compost Giveaway event will be in the spring of 2018. Details will come soon to a garbage bill insert near you!

Maintenance Services employees loading compost bags into waiting cars

Utilities and Environmental Services employees checking in Hayward residents