Our mission can be sustained with your help.
At its core, it is a practice of reciprocity.

Long Beach Community Compost boosts community health by upcycling food waste back into local soil and promoting human connection.

LB Community Compost starts as a community project.


In 312 community hours, we upcycled ~ 50,300 pounds of food scraps back into local soil.   

In 275 community hours so far, we upcycled ~44,000 pounds of foods scraps back into local soil.

Field Trips/Education:   

Over the past few years,  we have hosted a variety of organizations,            including

  • City of Long Beach's   Composter Recycler   Ambassador Program,   
  • Schools,
  • Other local nonprofits,
  • Companies like TravisMathew and SimpleHuman

Finished Compost:

For residents, we have    provided free finished    compost. Examples of how our compost is used:

  • By gardeners for their own  gardens
  • By teachers for  gardens at schools
  • By nonprofit leaders for   collaborative gardens   

Keeping these impactful partnerships has been    instrumental in raising    awareness of the            benefits of community composting. 

  • At the DTLB Farmers Market, we collect        residents' scraps every Friday                      
  • Every day, residents can sample our compost at The Golden Garden on 4th St                  
  • The Office of LB     Sustainability provides   us with a central space  for compost processing
$$$ By getting funding, we can hire our first           employee locally and   grow community         composting efforts in       Long Beach, CA.

Support us with some cash if you’d like that      too. ($1, $10, $500...it all counts) ︎
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