Where can I find free or low-cost compost in San Francisco?

Locally-produced compost generated from materials diverted from the waste stream can be obtained for free or at a small cost in San Francisco, through one of the service providers listed below.

Bayview Greenwaste generously donates compost to the community. Compost is available for free if picked up, or can be delivered for a small fee. Contact Bay View Greenwaste directly to arrange pickup or delivery. Pick up free compost Monday - Friday 7am-3:30pm and Saturday 7am-12 noon. For more information or to schedule a delivery, email Bayview Greenwaste: bvgrecycle@aol.com 

Recology hosts Compost Giveaway days in partnership with SF Environment and other city agencies. Complimentary compost and soil amendments are offered for pickup at garden or farm sites throughout the city. Participants can pick up several gallons of materials for free.

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Recology is an integrated resource recovery company that provides collection, recycling, compost and disposal services to homes and businesses in the Western United States.