Zoo-Doo for You!

Among the many green practices in place at Sequoia Park Zoo, composting is one of the easiest and most important ways in which we help to conserve resources and protect wildlife habitats. Every week, keepers divert hundreds of gallons of kitchen scraps and green waste from landfills, and use it to create some of the most beautiful and nutritious compost you can find. This compost is made available to the general public for a small suggested donation of $10 per cubic yard which helps to keep the program operating. The compost, which consists of herbivore manure (no carnivore, primate or potentially pathogenic animal waste), kitchen scraps, bedding materials (wood shavings & straw), sheep’s wool, redwood leaves and grass clippings is "hot composted" on site to create the finest quality finished product.


Self-loading of compost is available on Saturdays between the hours of 12:00 am to 1:00 pm, or on Sundays between the hours of 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Simply stop by the ticket booth to check-in and to leave your donation; we will provide the shovels, but you must supply the containers.

Tractor loading

If you wish to receive a full truck bed or trailer load, we can use our tractor to fill you up; this service is available by appointment on Saturdays between the hours of 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Please note, your truck bed or trailer must not have any sort or railings or coverings; our tractor is small and needs to have free access to load.


Compost is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the quantity and quality my vary throughout the year.  Please call ahead to verify the supply.  For questions about the compost program, or to make an appointment for tractor loading, please call 707-441-4263 ext. 5.


Happy, healthy plants...for a greener, cleaner planet!