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Composting in Redondo Beach
As of January 1, 2022 all commercial and multifamily generators must subscribe to the City's organic waste recycling program as mandated by SB 1383. Previously, businesses that generated a certain amount of organic waste per week had to be subscribed to an organic waste recycling service per AB 1826.
All generators interested in receiving more information about the Organics Recycling (food scrap) in the City should contact Athens Services at (888) 336-6100, if not already subscribed. Food scraps will be collected from and taken to a composting facility. Locations that generate food scraps will be provided training and receptacles based on the amount of food scraps that are generated. More Information can be found on the Commercial Organics Composting Program page.
The program is mandatory and an additional fee will be charged based upon the pre-approved pricing structure adopted by the City Council.
Single Family Curbside Compost Collection (green cart)
All yard trimmings, food scraps, food soiled paper and organics is collected in the green cart. No dirt or sod are allowed. Please do not over load the carts Lids should not be open more than 3 inches and should not exceed a weight limit of 150 lbs.
- grass clippings
- small branches
- tree trimmings
- other forms of organic materials generated from landscapes or gardens
- food soiled paper
- paper towels
- paper plates
- tea bags
- coffee grounds
Items that CANNOT be composted
- palm fronds
- bamboo plants
- animal waste
- large pieces of lumber
- oversized branches
- construction debris
Only compostable and clear bags can be used to dispose of the food scraps. Compostable bags can be purchased at:
- Whole Foods 405 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach
- Ralphs Market 1413 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach
Free Countertop Compost Container
Redondo Beach residents can pick up a free countertop container at:
The Public Works City Yard
531 North Gertruda Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0686 ext. 4193
Backyard compost and worm bins are available for purchase year-round. Please call Athens Services at (888) 336-6100 to place your order. Athens Services will process your payment and deliver the bin to your home. More information can be found on the Backyard Composting Program (PDF) flyer.