Picking up greenwaste with an automated side-load Green Waste Recycling truck.
Compost Facts & Figures
City of Redding operates a 4.5 acre compost facility at the Transfer
Station on Abernathy Lane. At this facility, the City processes
approximately 18,000 tons of greenwaste material each year. Much
of the material is ground, placed in "Ag Bags" and processed into a
finished compost product in as little as 4 months. The woodier
materials, such as lumber and pallets, are chipped into wood chips and
sent to Wheelabrator Shasta Energy Corporation in Anderson, where it is
burned to create energy.
The Solid Waste Utility offers
automated curbside green waste collection. Single-family
households can have up to two free green waste carts per
residence. City green waste trucks, commercial self-haulers and
residential self-haul customers all use the compost facility. You
can leave the composting to us, or you might want to start your own
compost bin. For ideas on home composting and grasscycling, click here.
Compost makes an excellent soil amendment - especially for the acidic
soil in Shasta County. You can buy finished compost in almost any
quantity - from the 5 gallon bucket (bring your own bucket) to five
cubic yards or even larger orders (delivery may be available on 10
cubic yards or more.) If you're not sure how much compost you need to
buy, check out our compost quantity calculator. Although the facility is open until 4:30 p.m., purchases of 1/2 cubic yard or more are only loaded until 4:00 p.m.
Bulk Compost Prices (You Pick Up)
7.5 % Sales Tax
5 gallon bucket
30 Gallon Can
1/2 Cubic Yard
1 - 4 Cubic Yards
5 or more Cubic Yards (per visit)
Delivered Compost Prices
(Only within Redding city limits or within 5 miles of the Transfer Station)