Composting is Nature's Way To Recycle

It is the controlled natural decomposition of organic material, such as leaves, grass clippings, pruning scraps, and fruit and vegetable scraps. Microorganisms break down these materials into compost, a nutrient-rich soil product.
Composting has many benefits for the homeowner and the environment:
  • Saves you money by conserving water and reducing the need to purchase commercial fertilizers and soil amendments
  • Benefits your yard and garden by improving soil health and fertility and preventing erosion
  • Conserves water by helping the soil hold more water and reducing the need for frequent watering
  • Helps the environment by recycling valuable organic materials and extending the life of the landfill

Discount Backyard Composting Bins Available

The City of La Mesa, in partnership with Dixieline ProBuild, offers vouchers for $40 off select compost bins at the La Mesa store. Vouchers are limited and available to City of La Mesa residents only on a first come, first served basis. Vouchers will be emailed within two to four weeks. Please submit the Coupon Request Form in order to qualify.

Additional Information

View La Mesa’s Guide to Backyard Composting. More information is also available through the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) home composting page.