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Free Workshops

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.  

Home Composting: The City periodically hosts free backyard composting workshops and offers high-quality compost bins for $58. Composting your yard trimmings and food scraps is easy, great for your yard and garden, kind to our environment, and good for you too! Save money, save water, and conserve natural resources. Future classes will be posted online here.


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.