Composting at Home

Residents can contribute to the SB 1383 organic waste reduction target by composting at home. Compost is the product of aerobic composting and contains organic materials that stimulate plant growth, reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, and lower harmful GHG emissions. 

Compostable items include, but are not limited to:

  • Fruits 
  • Vegetables 
  • Eggshells 
  • Coffee grounds and filters 
  • Tea bags 
  • Nut shells 
  • Shredded newspaper 
  • Yard trimmings 
  • Grass clippings 
  • Wood chips 
  • Hair and fur 
  • Fireplace ashes 

LA Compost has several resources for you to get started on your composting journey, including video tutorials like the one below. 

To learn more about indoor and outdoor composting, visit epa.gov or CalRecycle.ca.gov.

For more information specific to LA County, visit: pw.lacounty.gov/epd/rethinkla.