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  • Ordering Compost Bins and What to Compost


    What to Compost

    Kitchen Waste • Lawn Clippings (use thin layers so they don't mat down) • Chopped Leaves (large leaves take a long time to break down) • Shredded Branches • Garden Plants (disease-free plants) • Shredded Paper • Weeds (before they go to seed) • Straw or Hay • Newspaper • Wood Ash (sprinkle lightly between layers) • Tea Leaves and Coffee Grounds

    Do not Compost

    Meat Scraps and Fatty Trash • Excessive Wood Ashes (counteracts with manures) • Sawdust (generally slows the decomposition of the pile)

    How to order A Compost Bin


    Compost bins are sold at actual cost. Call to obtain one. Please make checks payable to the City of Pasadena. We do not accept credit cards. Please do not send cash in the mail.

    Please mail order form and check to: 

    City of Pasadena
    Public Works/Recycling
    PO Box 7115
    Pasadena, CA 91109


    Please call 744-7311 to arrange for a convenient time to pick up your compost bin.

    For more on composting visit www.smartgardening.com 

    Compost bin order form


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