The stopwaste.org website has all the information anyone could ever want about composting in their own yards. Call the Rotline @ 510.444.SOIL (7645). Alternatively, the large wheeled City of Berkeley green bins located around UT are used for City composting, disposal of plant debris and paper wrappers or containers for food. The City of Berkeley Plant Debris & Food Waste Collection & Home Composting website has guidelines for use of the green bins. Here’s a link to a poster showing what kinds of things can go in the compost bins.
The City’s Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department offers free compost for Berkeley residents on the last Saturday of each month from February through October, weather permitting. Check out the link above for more details.