Community, Events, Sustainability

Compost Giveaway returns Saturday, May 20

March 28, 2023

Hayward residents are invited to the Spring 2023 Compost Giveaway on Saturday, May 20, where they can receive up to four bags of free, locally-produced compost—and up to six bags if they are a subscriber of The Leaflet.

The compost shared during the giveaway event is made of organics collected from Hayward residents’ and businesses’ green carts. This season’s giveaway will include the disbursement of 5,000 bags—double the volume given away at prior events—thanks to recent legislation requiring an increase in compost production from local organic waste.

Want more than four bags of compost? You’re in luck. Subscribers to the Leaflet, the City of Hayward's monthly environmental e-newsletter, will be eligible for up to two bonus bags, and will receive an email the week before the event with details about how to redeem their extra compost. Your friends, family, and neighbors can also receive bonus bags if they subscribe to The Leaflet by May 17. Those interested can sign up here.

For more information about the Compost Giveaway, including time and location, visit