Compost Give-Away Event

In August, Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) hosts a Recycles Day & Compost Give-Away event at Canyon Middle School. The event had been scheduled for Saturday, August 1st, but has unfortunately been cancelled due to statewide shelter-in-place orders and public health directives calling for the cancellation of large public gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

To continue to provide free compost to the community, CVSan is partnering with Pete’s ACE Hardware (Pete’s) for an alternate Compost Give-Away event from August 17th – September 19th! Here is how you can participate:

  • Visit to register for a compost coupon. Registration will be open August 3rd - August 29th. Limit one coupon per household or business.
  • A coupon for two 1.5 cubic foot bags of Whitney Farms organic compost will be sent in the mail. Coupons are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Coupon expiration dates vary based on date of registration. Please note the expiration date on your coupon.

 Redeem your coupon and pick up your compost at Pete’s ACE Hardware at 2569 Castro Valley Blvd. Drive directly to the back lot of the store and stay in your vehicle. Redeem your coupon with Pete’s staff, who will be available to load bagged compost into your vehicle.

Thank you to Pete’s for your partnership with this Compost Give-Away. For more information on this event, visit