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Free Eco-Friendly Workshops

Every year, the City of Martinez hosts free eco-friendly workshops for residents in support of resource conservation efforts and other Climate Action Plan initiatives.  Workshop topics include composting, water conservation, and sustainable living. Todd Sutton, aka the “Waste Sleuth”, provides workshop attendees with an interactive learning experience, helping residents learn how to reduce their environmental impact.  

Check out the first educational event for 2017! The class will be held on June 3rd 10 am - 12 pm, at the City Hall (525 Henrietta St, Martinez)

Tune in to watch the rebroadcasting of our Water Conservation workshops on the City Channel (channel 28/29 for Comcast and Astound customers):

Water Conservation Essentials: Every Drop Counts will soon be available for viewing on the City Channel.  The workshop is loaded with dozens of easy-to-do actions and practices, and includes the Top 10 Actions you can take to maximize water savings.  Plus, there’s information on the drought situation and mandatory restrictions.  Playback dates and times to be listed shortly.

Water Conservation 102: Greywater and Rain Barrel Systems, which was held in 2014, is currently being rebroadcasted on the City Channel. Watch the playback to learn about “laundry to landscape” greywater systems and how to install your own rain barrel catchment system. 
Playback Schedule


Compost Bins Available!

 The City is selling SoilSaver bins for just $58 each, (retail value over $100), so take advantage and start composting now!

To purchase:  come to City Hall (525 Henrietta Street) 2nd floor “Water Window,” M-F, 8 a.m. – noon or 1-5 p.m. (closed 1 hour for lunch), and pay check, cash or credit card.  Finance staff will then give you a voucher.  Take that voucher to our Corporation Yard located at 300 Alhambra Avenue (northernmost end of Alhambra Avenue), and staff there will exchange the compost bin for the voucher.  Note that the Corporation Yard is only open M-F 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., so someone wanting to get their bin same day they pay (typically the case) should arrive at City Hall by 3 p.m. in order to ensure they have time to get the bin immediately thereafter.