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
Meat Scraps and Fatty Trash • Excessive Wood Ashes (counteracts with manures) • Sawdust (generally slows the decomposition of the pile)
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/RecyclingPO Box 7115Pasadena, CA 91109
Please call 744-7168 to arrange for a convenient time to pick up your compost bin.
For more on composting visit www.smartgardening.com
Compost bin order form