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You may have heard about the new law that requires Californians to start separating food waste from trash, but maybe you’re not quite sure how to start.

Beginning now, you can bring your “green waste,” (like banana peels, eggshells, coffee grounds and other scraps BUT NO oils or meats) and drop it into compost bins near the dumpster in the small parking lot at COS. We will transform your kitchen waste into rich, fertile compost to be used in our Sacred Garden.

The Sacred Garden and Church of Our Saviour are the recipients of a grant through LA Compost which will not only provide materials and tools but also education and support as we start a community composting site in the Garden. As many of you know, we have had a small composting effort limping along, so now we are really excited about learning the process of hot composting and creating a much larger volume of compost!

Here are the 4 very easy steps (and a few dos and don’ts) if you would like to save green waste for our site.

Over 1 million tons of food scraps enter our LA County landfills each year. By composting our green waste, we will build healthy soil for our community and also minimize the greenhouse gases entering our atmosphere—it truly is a win for everyone!

If you have any questions or would like to be on the Sacred Garden Composting team, please contact Carrie Voris at

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