Farmers Market Drop-Off

The City of Los Angeles, in collaboration with LA Compost, has established a number of drop off locations for food scraps and other accepted compostable materials at multiple farmers’ markets throughout the City. The collected material is processed locally to produce compost and provide quality soil amendments for local use. Community-scale composting is one way to prevent the landfill disposal of compostable organic waste while allowing individuals to engage with each other and learn from the process. The healthy soil that is created by a community compost hub stays in the community and is used locally to enrich the soil in the neighborhood in which it was created.

LA residents can bring their food scraps and other accepted compostable materials to their local farmers’ market location, where LA Compost stations provide a drop-off service in addition to compost sales and volunteer event information. Residents can drop off items from the list of farmers’ market acceptable materials below.
Farmers Market Accepted Materials

Community composting is made easy with LASAN and LACompost! Follow the three steps below:
  1. Collect accepted compostable materials in your container of choice
  2. Find a farmers' market that accepts food scraps
  3. Locate the LACompost booth, sign up for their LACompost's tracking system, and say goodbye to your food waste! To save time you can pre-sign up for LACompost's tracking system here.

Farmers' Markets Food Scraps Drop Off Locations

Day  Farmers Market 
Sunday  Atwater Village Farmers’ Market (9:00 AM 2:00 PM)
  • 3528 Larga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Wellington Square Farmers' Market (9:00 AM 1:00 PM)
  • 4394 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Elysian Valley (10:00 AM 2:00 PM)
  • 1816 Blake Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90039
Tuesday  Highland Park Farmers' Market (3:00 PM 7:00 PM)
  • Avenue 58, Marmion Way, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Thursday  Central Ave Farmers' Market (9:00 AM 2:00 PM)
  • 4301 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011
LA River Farmers' Market (3:00 PM 7:30 PM
  • 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday  Silver Lake Farmers' Market (8:00 AM 1:30 PM)
  • 3700 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Playa Vista Farmers' Market (9:00 AM 2:00 PM)
  • 12775 Millennium Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Crenshaw Farmers' Market (10:00 AM 3:00 PM)
  • 5730 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043