Boise giving away free compost to residents

Posted at 3:54 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 17:54:04-05

The City of Boise is rewarding those who choose to  participation in the compost program.  The city is giving anyone who participates in the program finished compost free of charge.  The compost is for residential use only; no commercial use is permitted. Here are the details.


Saturday, November 18th, 9a.m. - 1p.m., or until compost is gone


Idaho Transportation Department, 3311 W. State Street (Pickup truck friendly)

Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road  (Pickup truck friendly)

Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee Street

Boise Urban Garden School, 2955 N. Five Mile Road

How to Participate:

You need to bring a City of Boise utility bill or provide the name and address of the account holder to staff at the event.

Bring your own tools to load your own compost.

The City of Boise recommends using the compost as an addition to soil and application for lawn improvement, mulch around trees and plants at your home for landscaping and as a soil amendment for vegetable gardens.

Can't make it to the event? That’s okay.  Ongoing collection will be available for Boise compost customers beginning Monday, Nov 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the following locations:

Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Rd.

Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road