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