Concerning Composting

Composting Policies & Procedures

  • Our site operates between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.      
  • We will accept grass, leaves and small branches.
  • We reserve the right to refuse material that is old, smells or is not able to be composted.
  • We do not accept manure, plastics, metals, general trash, etc.
  • Landscape waste will be shredded the same day.
  • Shredded materials will be moved, within 24 hours, to Windrows located in Composting field.
  • Woody waste & leaves will be stored separately to be mixed later, as necessary at the rate of 1 to 10, to minimize odor.
  • Our goal is to minimize odor & avoid anaerobic conditions, through these steps:
    • Mix with bark
    • Consider wind when turning windrows
    • Adding water
    • Turning timely, minimum of 4 times a year
  • Weekly oxygen & temperature reading are recorded.
  • The windrows are turned at least 4 times per year, not less than once every six months
  • End product is tested every 5,000 cubic yards or once a year.
  • End product is labeled general use compost or designated use compost
  • Training for personnel is conducted in proper safety and operating procedure