Spring is here and that means ardent gardeners are busy planting away. And what every garden needs for its flowers and veggies to grow is some good compost. And this Saturday Sunset Scavenger’s Recology is giving it away for free!

The Great Compost Giveaway will take place 8am – Noon on Saturday, April 16th at select locations in SF. All you need is a bucket!

And why exactly is this happening? This is what Recology had to say:

To thank you for recycling and composting and highlight the compost collection program Recology is giving San Francisco residents up to 5 gallons of free compost made from food scraps and plants collected in the City. Thank you for being a part of the nations’ most effective recycling and composting program!


Alemany Farm

Alemany Blvd. off 280 South

Hayes Valley Farm

Fell St. and Octavia Blvd. Parking Lot

Enter Off Oak St.

McLaren Park

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, Upper Parking Lot

John F. Shelley Dr. @ Mansell St.

Ocean Beach Parking Lot

Great Highway @ Golden Gate Park

Between Lincoln Way and Fulton St.

For more info, go here.