Republic Services and the City of Villa Park will be hosting a free Compost Giveaway to say ‘thank you’ on March 3rd from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Villa Park High School, 18042 E. Taft Ave. Because this event is so popular compost will be limited to sixty (60) gallons per household and proof of residency (California driver’s license or utility bill) must be provided. Please do not bring bags. For more information, please contact Republic Services at (714) 238-3300.
Compost creates healthier soil by adding organic matter and improving soil structure. Healthy soil uses water more efficiently, allowing available water to flow toward your plants’ roots, storing water in the soil longer, and reducing runoff and erosion.
When: March 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. (or until compost runs out)
Villa Park High School
18042 E. Taft Avenue, Villa Park, CA
Did You Know?
According to CalRecycle, yard waste makes up about 22% of what Southern California residents discard each year. Most of this yard waste can be collected for composting or turned into mulch or a mulch-like material used as daily cover at landfills. By keeping your yard waste out of the trash and putting it into the brown yardwaste container, you are making a difference. You are reducing the amount of waste headed to California landfills. You are helping create California jobs at composting and mulching facilities. And you are also supporting a strong ecosystem by making decomposing organic matter available to soil and plants.
Follow these guidelines in filling your yardwaste containers:
- Place these LOOSE materials into the container: grass clippings,
leaves, plants, weeds, brush, limbs, and branches.
- Chop and trim limbs and branches so they are no more than 2 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.
- Do NOT put fibrous palm fronds, cactus, Bird of Paradise, or yucca plants into the container. These must go into the waste container because they get tangled in grinding equipment.