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Backyard Composting

Backyard composting allows you to recycle your yard clippings and fruit and vegetable scraps into a valuable soil amendment right in your own yard. It is a great way to save money, reduce the amount of waste that is disposed, and improve the quality of your soil. Download our Backyard Composting Guide for more information on proper backyard composting techniques.

Free Backyard Composting Seminars

Saturday Times
Two Sessions: 8:00-9:00 AM and 9:00-10:00 AM

Wednesday Times *
One Session: 6:30-7:30 PM

Image of GeoBin compost binGeoBins will be available for purchase for $15. You must attend the seminar and be a City of Sacramento resident in order to be eligible to purchase the discounted bin. Limited to one per household.

Advance registration is not required. To help us plan you can RSVP on our events page at

At the seminar you will learn:

  • How composting works
  • What materials you should and should not compost
  • Getting the right balance of food, air and moisture
  • Maintaining your compost pile
  • Vermicomposting (composting with worms)
  • And more..

The Backyard Composting Seminars are taught in partnership with the City of Sacramento, Community Garden Program, Worm Fancy, and ReSoil Sacramento.