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Compost Bin Sales
Discounted Compost Bins
Compost bins are recommended for backyard composters as they speed up decomposition and prohibit vermin and pests. The following bins are provided by the City of San José for San José residents and City of San José employees.

Soil Saver Backyard Composter The Soil Saver Backyard Composter 
The Soil Saver can be used to compost yard trimmings and food waste. This bin features ventilated sides and is open at the bottom to allow beneficial organisms to speed the process of breaking down organic matter into high quality compost. San José residents can purchase the Soil Saver Backyard Composter for only $50.

Dimensions (in inches): Height: 32, Width: 28, Depth: 28
Wriggly Wranch The Wriggly Wranch
The Wriggly Wranch uses red wiggler worms to break down kitchen scraps into the world's best fertilizer! This bin has two working trays, one collector tray, and a tap to drain liquid. San José residents can purchase the Wriggly Wranch for only $50.

Dimensions (in inches): Height: 25, Width: 15, Depth: 22

Purchasing a Discounted Compost Bin

  • The City of San José offers discounted bin sales to San José residents with a valid driver’s license with a San José address or a Recycle Plus bill and picture ID.
  • Check or cash accepted — NO credit cards please. 

All home composting workshops are listed by date on the Environmental Services Events Calendar.

San José residents can purchase a compost bin throughout the year at:

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor Center
438 Coleman Ave.
San José, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 298-7657
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F