Backyard Composting

Compost and Climate Webinar Powerpoint Presentation 

Making Compost

It usually takes from three to six months to create a mature, usable batch of compost. While there is no single “correct” method, there are different “recipes” for making compost. All are based on the scientific principle of aerobic decomposition.

University of California Master Gardeners, Open Garden Sessions at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC Master Gardeners of Sacramento County are not currently holding any events at the Fair O​aks Horticulture Center.​ 

We hope that this changes soon.  While we wait to see you in person, please visit their educational resources at YouTube, Facebook, and Publications

Have questions about composting, gardening, pruning, etc.?  Please send the Master Gardeners an email at

Additional information

  Doug Eu​banks
Sacramento County Department of Waste Management & Recycling
10863 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

Phone: 916-875-7165​
Fax: 916-854-9212​

​​​Collection Calendar
Never Miss Your Curbside Collection Again. DownLoad the App image. 

Never miss your curbside collection day!​  The app is available to download in the app stores for both Apple and Android devices.​​

Apple App Store Image  Google Play