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Free Composting Workshops

free composting workshop
Come learn to compost! Compost bin sales are held two Fridays and two Saturdays of each month from 9am to 12pm. At all events, we'll have discounted compost bins ($20 each) for sale. Bagged TOPGRO soil amendment is available only at the Lopez Canyon location. All sales are final. Free mulch is available at both locations as well—please bring your own container and shovel. Proof of City of Los Angeles residence is required for discounted sales. Please note that events may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; feel free to call in advance.

At the Saturday workshops, experts will review backyard composting, smart gardening, worm composting, and grasscycling. There is no cost to attend. Please note that Friday events are bin sales only.  


5400 Griffith Park Drive
  • Cash and checks are accepted.
  • Composting Workshop begins at 10am sharp.

Griffith Park Composting Facility: 2018 Schedule

Friday Schedule
Saturday Schedule
12-Jan 13-Jul 27-Jan 28-Jul
9-Feb 10-Aug 24-Feb 25-Aug
9-Mar 14-Sep 24-Mar 22-Sep
13-Apr 12-Oct 28-Apr 27-Oct
4-May 2-Nov 19-May 17-Nov
8-Jun 14-Dec 23-Jun  

Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division
Phone: 213-485-2260
Email: srcrd@lacity.org

From 134 Freeway
Exit Forest Lawn Drive
Turn left on Zoo Drive
Turn right on Griffith Park Drive
Compost Facility at the top of hill on left


11950 Lopez Canyon Road
  • Only checks are accepted
  • Composting Workshop begins at 10am sharp
  • Smart Gardening Workshop begins around 11am with Horticulturist Steve List

Lopez Canyon Composting Facility: 2018 Schedule

Friday Schedule*
3rd Friday of the month
Saturday Backyard
Composting Workshop Schedule*
2nd Saturday of the month
Saturday Urban Gardening
Workshops w/ Steve List
4th Saturday of the month
19-Jan 20-Jul 13-Jan 14-Jul 27-Jan 28-Jul
16-Feb 17-Aug 10-Feb 11-Aug 24-Feb 25-Aug
16-Mar 21-Sep 10-Mar 8-Sep 24-Mar 22-Sep
20-Apr 19-Oct 14-Apr 13-Oct 28-Apr 27-Oct
18-May 16-Nov 12-May 10-Nov 26-May 24-Nov
15-Jun 21-Dec 9-Jun 8-Dec 23-Jun 22-Dec

Solid Resources Processing and Construction Division
Phone: 818-485-0703
Email: srpcd@lacity.org

From 210 Freeway 
Exit Paxton Street
Turn north
Enter gate, workshop on left