Free Compost Workshops

compost class


The City of Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau hosts FREE workshops to teach residents to compost and vermicompost. Learn to compost food scraps and yard debris into a valuable soil amendment for your garden or landscaping. 

Participants will learn how to set up and maintain a backyard compost bin and a worm compost bin. You will see what materials you can (and can not) put in your compost bin, and find out how to effectively use finished compost for your potted plants, gardens, or landscaping. 


Virtual Compost Workshop | Taller Virtual de Compostaje 

English (July 28, 2020)

The City held a Virtual Compost Workshop on July 28, 2020. For those unable to attend or want to rewatch the event, the workshop was recorded. Use this link to view the workshop: Virtual Compost Workshop Recording (Password: LBCompost0728).

Español (22 de junio de 2020) 

La Ciudad presento su primer Taller Virtual de Compostaje el 22 de junio de 2020. Para aquellos que no pudieron asistir o quieren verlo de nuevoel taller fue grabado. Utilice el siguiente enlace y contraseña para ver el taller: Grabación del Taller Virtual de Compostaje (Contraseña: LongBeach2020). 

Upcoming Compost Workshops 

Please visit our Workshops page to register for upcoming compost workshops taught in both English and Spanish. 


Compost Bins Available for Purchase

Compost bins and vermicompost (worm) bins are available for Long Beach residents to purchase at a reduced price. For information about compost bin options, visit our pricing page


For questions, email LBRecycles@longbeach.gov or call (562) 570-2850.