SLCgreen - Composting

Composting is nature's way of recycling.  You can turn fruit, vegetables and yard waste into dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil amendment. Composting saves you money by lowering your garbage bill and avoiding the purchase of commercial fertilizers. The addition of compost helps your garden and plants, saves water and, by keeping it out of your garbage bin, saves landfill space.

There are many methods of composting. Manufactured bins are available at most garden stores, or you can build your own compost bin. Salt Lake City's addition of the tan, green waste bins allows all Salt Lake City residents to compost.


Salt Lake City's Guide to Home Composting

Guide includes information on the basics, benefits and bins for home composting.

Build Your Own Compost Bin

It's easy!

Curbside Composting 

Recycle yard, fruit and vegetable waste with Salt Lake City's curbside composting bin.

Donate fresh produce from your garden

Buy compost from SLC's Curbside Compost Program

Just $30 per scoop (approximately 3 yards)

Donate leaves to a community garden

Donate any excess bagged leaves to benefit a local community garden.