Order a rain barrel

Order for pick up from our Center in Encinitas and learn more about available rebates for San Diego region residents.

Give an impactful gift

Your donations help us continue our education programs, divert waste from the landfills, and provide innovative solutions to protect the natural resources in our community.

Learn with Solana Center

Learn about the natural wonders of soil, water, how to conserve resources and steward the land of the San Diego region.

Take Environmental Action

Whether you're looking to reduce waste, save water, keep toxins out of the landfill, or compost at home, we can help you take the next step towards your environmental goals.

About Solana Center

Our mission is to mobilize the local community to address the region's most pressing environmental issues and enact impactful change.

Our work centers on community education, direct resource conservation and waste reduction, and innovative environmental research and development. We catalyze individuals, businesses, and local jurisdictions to work together to change behaviors and make real, measurable impacts on our environmental problems.


Volunteers are the backbone of our many programs, enabling us to bring sustainable living practices to thousands of San Diegans each year.

Get Involved

Your tax-deductible donation in any amount can make a big difference in our community to keep organic waste out of landfills, reduce pollution, and protect the San Diego region's precious natural resources.

Community Education

Solana Center's workshops, webinars, and courses inspire and empower individuals and businesses to reduce and rethink waste and become change-makers in their communities.

Waste Reduction

Keep waste out of the landfill and reduce methane, which is at least 25 times more potent of a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Sort right to save resources, energy, and time.

Resource Conservation

Reducing runoff from driveways, streets, and sidewalks keeps harmful pollutants out of our oceans and waterways. Instead, we can redirect rainwater to our plants that need it most.

Environmental Consulting

Solana Center offers innovative environmental research and development as well as hands on support to help you comply with legislation and achieve zero waste goals.

Upcoming Events

Look for Us in the Community – September 2022

Sep 01, 2022—Sep 30, 2022

Waterwise Gardening Workshop – County of San Diego

Sep 27, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

Norway Hall 2006 E Vista Way Vista, CA 92084

“All We Can Save” Sustainability Circle Book Club

Oct 03, 2022—Apr 03, 2023

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation


Help us make an environmental change in the San Diego region



From water stewardship and waste recovery to composting, gardening, learn how to implement low-waste sustainable practices in your household. We offer workshops, consultations, resources and more!



Make a change in your business with low-waste processes and education to save money and minimize waste. Contact us for a consultation or lunch & learn presentation.



We're on the forefront of environmental innovation and know the solutions to help you reach your goals. Work with us to protect of San Diego region's natural resources and ecosystems.



Solana Center's science-based school programs inspire and empower students to live sustainably, to reduce and rethink waste, and to become change-makers on their campuses and in their communities.

News & Updates

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Recycling – Why is it important?
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Methods to Reduce Waste
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Understanding Your Business’s Waste
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2020-2021 IMPACT

Our vision is a region where all cities collaborate to preserve resources through a closed-loop system that keeps materials out of our landfills and waterways, returns nutrients to our soils, and helps create systemic change at all levels that addresses the climate crisis.


of organic waste diverted from the landfill

San Diego region residents and students reached

workshop & webinar attendees

gallons of rainwater saved

new Master Composters trained

pounds of e-waste and u-waste from landfills