Compost Giveaway Was a Success
The City of Brea and Republic Services co-sponsored a successful compost giveaway on Saturday, May 1 at the Brea Community Center. Residents brought their own containers and received up to 60 gallons per household of free compost. Approximately 120 vehicles lined up in the parking lot to participate in the giveaway event. Approximately 20 tons of compost material was distributed. Residents exited the parking lot with smiles on their faces and giving thumbs-up signs as they drove away, while others verbally expressed from their car windows their thanks to the staff and Republic Services for holding this event.
A big thank you to all the City departments who assisted with various aspects of this event, including, but not limited to, Public Works, Community Services, Police, Management Services, and others. Many other cities have not held compost events in 2020 or 2021 because of the additional resources and efforts required to organize a City-led event. However, Brea’s Recycling Coordinator, along with Republic Services staff, led the charge in coordinating with the City team to make it happen for Brea’s residents. The event was a win-win for all involved.