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Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404


Phone: 310-458-2223
Fax: 310-264-7750

Office Hours:
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our offices will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

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"Bring nature's recycling center to your home"

The transportation and disposal of yard waste and kitchen scraps consumes valuable resources and landfill space. Backyard composting is a simple way to help reduce these impacts. The City's Resource Recovery & Recycling Division can get you started with the SoilSaver Composter, a popular bin that adds convenience and speeds the composting process.  Included with the bin is a how-to booklet.  We also sell worm bins.  Worm castings are an outstanding garden fertilizer.

Download Vermicomposting Flyer pdf
Worm bin + book
    Residents . . . . .  $46.48
    Non-residents . .  $92.97

Download Home Composting Instructions Flyer pdf
    Residents . . . . .  $46.48
    Non-residents . .  $92.97

*Please note, Santa Monica Residents may purchase up to (2) containers at the subsidized price. All additional containers will be available at the non-resident rate. 

Benefiting the Environment . . . Priceless

Purchase Location:

Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 458-2223

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment by Cash, Credit Card or Check
Checks payable to: City of Santa Monica
For more information visit:

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