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Compost Available - March 22
Posted Date: 3/4/2013
City of Cupertino Compost Available Again - Site Reopens March 22

Get a good start on your garden this spring. Get free compost. The city’s compost site reopens on March 22— in time for spring planting (as long as it doesn’t rain). The Stevens Creek Quarry site on Stevens Canyon Road (across from the dam) will be open for bulk compost pickup on Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., at no charge. No appointments are necessary. The site is closed during rainy weather or if the site remains muddy and on 4th of July weekend. Please abide by the following rules.

  • Only City of Cupertino residents can use this program. Please bring proof of residency.
  • If a resident has hired a gardener, the resident must accompany the gardener when he or she picks up the compost.
  • There will not be any staff at the site to assist residents in shoveling compost or moving bags. Please bring adequate shovels and people to help.
  • Bring containers, an old trashcan, a tarp or bags to hold your compost. Only two bags will be provided per car.
  • Residents are limited to 15 minutes of shoveling if other cars are waiting.
  • Bring a tarp and tie-down ropes to cover compost carried in your truck. State law requires that loads of loose material be covered while trucks are traveling on streets and highways.

For additional information about the City’s Free Compost Site visit For recorded information call 408-777-1320, or city offices at 408-777-3354. Click here to view the Compost Flyer.