News & Updates
New High Usage Charge Rolled Out
Dec 20 2017
Did you know that a state-mandated High Usage Charge went into effect on November 1, 2017? This charge applies to electricity use that is more than four times the amount of Baseline Allowance. Our partner, SDG&E has provided important information about these changes. Dig in and understand your options! How Much Is It? The High...
How Do Compost Tumblers Work?
Nov 24 2017
Tumblers are composting bins that are manually flipped, spun, rolled or crank-turned for aeration, depending on the style. These bins do not require turning with a pitchfork or auger, instead, the entire compost bin is turned for aeration. There are several variations on this theme. Below is a spinning tumbler that is subsidized by the...
Holiday Hours & Green Gifts
Nov 22 2017
We will be closed Thursday, Nov 23 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will REOPEN on Saturday, Nov 25 from 9 am - 1 pm. Celebrate #ShopSmall and stop by for a GREEN GIFT this holiday. We are your local source for worm bins, composting supplies, rain barrels, and more! See the items we sell out of our Encinitas location.
Solana Center Expands E-Waste Recycling Program
Nov 18 2017
Solana Center makes it easy to recycle your e-waste! We're excited to announce that we are expanding our e-waste collection for North County residents and businesses. Free E-Waste Collection We offer FREE e-waste collection at Solana Center at our main office, located at 137 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas on Tuesdays and Thursdays from...
Rotline Question: Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me!
Nov 16 2017
Question: I love my new Solana Center composting kitchen caddy, but I’ve recently noticed an intruder that’s even more excited about my kitchen caddy than I am: fruit flies! The flies swarm around my caddy, especially when I open it to add scraps to my caddy. I’m worried that they’re reproducing and will become a greater nuisance than...
SDG&E Offers Renewable Energy for Residents
Nov 13 2017
You don't have to own your home to go solar! Our partners, SDG&E now offer a renewable energy option for those who rent or don’t have the ability to adopt solar due to costs or the inability to put panels on their rooftop. SDG&E’s EcoChoice program gives customers the option to purchase up to 100% clean, renewable energy. With...
The Scoop on Poop - Composting Livestock Manure
Oct 8 2017
Horses, rabbits, and goats; oh my! All that manure attracting those flies! Improperly dealt with manure not only attracts flies, it is also a major cause of storm water pollution. Runoff from manure contains high concentrations of pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Manure is also high in nutrients such as phosphorus...
Pre-order Discounted Rain Barrels from Solana Center
Oct 8 2017
Rainwater: Catch it San Diego! Solana Center is rebooting its rain barrel sales! Harvesting rainwater in rain barrels is an excellent way to reduce potable water used in landscape maintenance. In the garden, rain barrels allow gardeners to collect and reuse rainwater on their plants. Rainwater is healthier for plants because it is free...