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Free Compost Workshops

The City of Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau hosts a FREE workshop to teach residents to compost and vermicompost. Learn to recycle food and yard trimmings into a valuable soil amendment for your garden or landscaping, or have worms turn your food scraps into a rich fertilizer. 

About the Workshop

In this free 2-hour workshop (10:30am - 12:30pm), participants will learn how to set up and maintain a backyard compost bin and a worm compost bin. You'll see what materials you can (and can't) put in your compost bin, and find out how to use finished compost most effectively for your potted plants, gardens or landscaping.

2020 Workshop Dates

Compost Workshop Taught in English

  • January 18, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

Compost Workshop Taught in Spanish

  • February 15, 2020
  • April 18, 2020
  • June 20, 2020

Long Beach Compost Workshop
Environmental Services Building
2929 East Willow Street
Long Beach, CA 90806

Compost bins and worm bins are available for purchase at a discounted, below-retail price at the end of the workshop. For information about bins and pricing go to our page. You may purchase bins after the workshop using cash, personal check or adding it to your utility bill.

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

**Workshops may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.