Free Compost (Bring Your Own Shovel) – Sept. 3

Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division (EPO) is holding a free compost giveaway event in the parking lot adjacent to the Bone Yard Dog Park. Compost is used to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality, and protect the environment.

Saturday September 3, 2022 from 8:00 A.M. until 4pm or while supplies last. Bill Botts Park 9800 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, 

Access to the area is at the Jefferson Blvd and Duquesne Street intersection. Drive up the hill entrance before the Dog Park to the parking lot on the left.

What should I bring?

This is a self-haul event so bring a shovel – residents are responsible for shoveling and bagging their own compost in garbage bags, yard waste bags, reusable containers, pick-up bed, or trailer.

How do I use this compost in my garden?

Compost is ready to go but recommended to be mixed with topsoil or another gardening fill. For best growing results, a 60/40 split (60% topsoil and 40% compost) is recommended.

Where does this free compost come from?

Athens, where every day is Earth Day! Athens is part of the recycling loop by receiving local Culver City organic material and creating beneficial soil amendments to help grow healthy foods. The compost material is OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) and licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA); it is approved to be used in agricultural operations that are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program.

COVID19 Safe precautions: Please stay in your car until your turn to self-haul, wear a mask and stay 6ft apart from other staff and participants.


Contact Public Works Department, Environmental Programs & Operations Division at (310) 253-6400

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