Is your soil in need of nutrient replenishment to support your dream garden? You are in luck! There are two ways to get free compost:
Free compost giveaway almost every month
Free compost available daily year-round at the Shoreway Environmental Center
Shoreway Environmental Center compost pickup
Menlo Park residents are welcome to pick up free compost daily year-round at the Shoreway Environmental Center, located at 333 Shoreway Road (Gate 1) in San Carlos. The center is open weekdays from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visitors must wear masks or face coverings and follow San Mateo County's social distancing protocols while on site.
Proof of residency is required. Residents are allowed two 50-lb bags of compost each week and the limit is two bags per visit. Bags and shovels are provided, but visitors must load the compost themselves.
Temporary suspension of compost giveaway at Bedwell Bayfront Park
Due to the impacts from ongoing and planned construction projects at Bedwell Bayfront Park, which interfere with the safe distribution of compost, the City has temporarily suspended compost deliveries until an alternative location is identified.