compost.gifGarden Grove residents can receive up to 60 gallons, per vehicle, of nutrient-rich compost for free at Garden Grove’s annual Compost Giveaway. Rain or shine, the event takes place on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Garden Grove Municipal Service Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or until supplies run out.

The Service Center is located at 13802 Newhope Street. Residents must enter from the rear of the Service Center, located on A Better Way, accessible from Anabel Street, which is north of the Service Center.

Each year, Garden Grove Disposal and the Garden Grove Sanitary District host the Compost Giveaway as a special “thank you” to residents participating in the Sanitary District’s successful yard waste program. The Giveaway essentially “closes the loop” in recycling when material placed in brown yard waste containers by residents is made into compost and returned to the community for reuse.

Residents are advised to bring their own containers or buckets to pick up the loose compost (no bags, please), and to expect long lines. Proof of Garden Grove residency is required.

For more information on the Compost Giveaway or yard waste recycling program, call Garden Grove Disposal at (714) 238-2444.

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