RESIDENTIAL compost program

All participants are assigned a five gallon bucket with a tight fitting lid and a laminated list of what to compost and what to leave out. Participants receive 4 free bags of compost per year and $2 off additional bags. 


Single Drop Off

When your bucket is full, bring it back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Market on Saturdays between 8:30-12:30 and we’ll exchange it with a clean one. There are no compost givebacks with this program but you will receive member discounts when purchasing compost.

We only accept official Dog Day Gardens composting buckets!

$10 refundable bucket deposit — $3/swap



You can swap your dirty bucket for a clean one each week at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmer's Market from 8:30 - 12:30 on Saturday or at our homestead anytime. 




We'll come to your home weekly or every other week and pick up the bucket from your doorstep, leaving you with a clean one for the week. This service is available for anyone within a 7 mile radius of our garden.

Weekly Pick Up: $25/month --  Twice Monthly Pick Up: $15/month


business compost program

If you have a restaurant, brewery, or other food related business we will set you up with a custom compost collection plan. Get in touch for more details!


compost program faq

How will the program be billed? - After you sign up, we will send out an online invoice that will land in your inbox like any other online bill. You'll get to choose to set up an automatic withdraw or pay month by month. 

Can I pause my membership if I'm leaving town for an extended period?Absolutely! You can participate month to month and sit out whenever necessary. 

Can I share my bucket with my neighbor? Yes! If you have a difficult time filling up an entire bucket yourself each week please feel free to have your friends throw their scraps in as well!

How will the compost return work?You will receive 4 bags back per calendar year. You can take them all at once or one at a time. You will receive a $2 discount on additional bags. Compost return is only available after six months participation in the program. 

Why should I compost when I already pay for trash service?  - Food scraps that end up in the landfill produce methane, an extremely harmful greenhouse gas that leads to climate change. By composting, you eliminate this source of methane AND help produce a powerful, organic soil amendment that helps reduce the use of harmful chemicals in local gardens.