Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day at RWA!

RWA is proud to partner with the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program to host a special Earth Day event as part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration! 


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Highway 59 Landfill

7040 North Highway 59

Merced, CA 95348

Merced County residents who visit the Highway 59 landfill between 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022 are eligible to receive free compost!

Free home composting demonstrations will also be conducted on-site by Master Gardeners throughout the morning.  

Those who register to attend a composting demonstration by April 22nd will receive a special free gift. Registration is not required to attend the demonstration, only to receive the gift.

To register for a workshop time please contact Kyle Loreto, Diversion Programs Manager at (209) 723-4481 x 226. 

To be eligible to receive free compost individuals must:

  • Be a resident of Merced County. A utility bill or Government issued ID must be presented to RWA staff as evidence of residency.
  • Allow compost to be loaded into their trucks by an RWA tractor OR bring their own tools and containers to collect compost.
  • Cover compost before leaving landfill site (per California vehicle code).


Thank you to the UCCE Master Gardeners for their assistance with this event. To learn more about the UCCE Master Gardner Program visit:

RWA Earth Day 2022