StopWaste.Org ‘s Bay-Friendly Gardening program of Alameda County is no longer subsidizing the price of backyard compost and worm bins. StopWaste.Org has been subsidizing the sale of compost and worm bins in Alameda County since 1994 to promote backyard composting. During that time over 73,000 compost and worm bins have been sold and donated to Alameda County residents, schools and other organizations, diverting an estimated 110,000 tons of yard debris and food waste. Over 21% of Alameda County households are estimated to have purchased compost and worm bins. Due to budget reductions and changing agency priorities, this subsidy program is no longer being offered.
The Bay-Friendly Gardening program will continue to offer composting how-to and gardening workshops. Information on how to build a compost or worm bin can be found here. Compost and worm bins are available for purchase at non-discount prices from the following sources*.
(Many retailers sell bins seasonally, so check with your local store before making a special trip to buy one.)
Please check back for updates.
*Please note that listings should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement by StopWaste.Org, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Source Reduction and Recycling Board or the Bay-Friendly Gardening Program. This information is provided as a public service to help conserve natural resources and to reduce the amount of materials sent to landfills. To have your business listed as a resource, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-444-SOIL (7645).