RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

From water stewardship and waste recovery, to composting, gardening, and sustainable living, our programs focus on both environmental protection and regeneration of beautiful San Diego. We provide education, consulting, and other resources to enable residents in the San Diego region go green. Whether you live in an apartment, rent, or own a home, there are methods to incorporate a sustainable lifestyle including composting and greywater no matter how much space you have! Join an upcoming workshop or find Solana Center at community events throughout the County.

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Schedule a free consultation

Our staff of composting experts are standing by to troubleshoot your compost issues. Unincorporated County of San Diego and City of San Diego residents can easily book a 1:1 meeting with the link below.

Call us on the Rotline

We encourage all to give us a call on the Rotline with any compost questions at (760) 436-7986 x700, or email compost@solanacenter.org.

Take action at home

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Food Waste Prevention

Individual actions matter in the global fight to end food waste. If every San Diegan saved just one pound of food from going to waste each month, in one year, San Diego County would save 40 million pounds of food from going to landfill. Learn more about what you can do.

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Composting

Composting is an easy way to convert kitchen and yard waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment and water-retaining mulch for your garden. Organic materials such as yard trimmings and food scraps make up a large portion of residential discarded resources. Learn how to turn these into healthy soil amendments by composting.

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Water Conservation

We all play a part in the ongoing health of San Diego's beaches, rivers, lakes, and lagoons through responsible use of water. This can be done by preventing polluted rainwater runoff from entering our natural waterways, and instead, redirecting fresh rainwater to our plants that need it most. Learn more.

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Recycle E-Waste

Electronic waste represents about 2% of the waste in America's landfills but equals around 70% of the overall toxic waste which can eventually pollute our groundwater supply. Be a responsible consumer by seeking out e-waste recycling instead of adding to the landfill. Learn more about our collection program.