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BostonBull
03-13-2011, 09:00 PM
Any chance we can get a listing going of state or regional sources for good quality compost? Maybe make it a sticky?

ICT Bill
03-13-2011, 09:16 PM
Any chance we can get a listing going of state or regional sources for good quality compost? Maybe make it a sticky?

I can name an excellent company in your area, Groundscapes express, John and Butchy, they take composting very seriously

Snapper12
03-13-2011, 11:15 PM
St. Louis, MO and surrounding areas.

http://www.hansenstree.com/residential/index.php

BostonBull
03-14-2011, 06:34 AM
Bill

where are they located? Do they have a website?

my favorite source in my area was closed down this year due to water contamination of a river abutting their piles.
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ICT Bill
03-14-2011, 09:07 AM
Bill

where are they located? Do they have a website?

my favorite source in my area was closed down this year due to water contamination of a river abutting their piles.
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they are in Wrentham tel. 508-384-7140
http://www.groundscapesexpress.com/ in between Providence and Boston where 495 and 95 meet
They are SFI and NOFA accredited, they do a lot of work in and around the boston area so delivery should not be an issue

NYC area of course Peter Schmidt of compostwerks, also take composting very seriously

BostonBull
03-14-2011, 07:31 PM
Bit far, I am actually up on the New Hampshire border, I live in Haverhill now. Left Boston a few years back.

Know anyone good this way?

BostonBull
03-27-2011, 06:34 PM
I find it hard to believe that the only member who has suggestions on where to find good quality compost in Massachusetts, lives and works in Maryland.

No users from MA?

phasthound
03-27-2011, 06:52 PM
I find it hard to believe that the only member who has suggestions on where to find good quality compost in Massachusetts, lives and works in Maryland.

No users from MA?

Finding a good compost supply is one of the biggest challenges of using compost.

In NJ, one company set up their site to receive waste food products to add to yard waste for compost manufacturing. They did such a poor job of containing leach-ate and odor that the State shut them down and made it hard for other composting facilities. More recently, another composting company that had major financing behind them filed for bankruptcy and shut down in NJ.

Compost is a great thing, if you can get it.

starry night
03-27-2011, 07:00 PM
It's funny. Companies that do organic lawn treatment are few and far between here and yet there are three sources of excellent compost from 50-75 miles from me.

phasthound
03-27-2011, 07:37 PM
It's funny. Companies that do organic lawn treatment are few and far between here and yet there are three sources of excellent compost from 50-75 miles from me.

Location, location, location. :)
And then again you're willing to travel 50-75 miles.

Wisentaner
03-27-2011, 07:50 PM
I have been really happy using Brick End farms in south hamilton ma

starry night
03-27-2011, 08:39 PM
That's true, Barry. I wish it were closer yet. It usually costs me $30/yard after freight costs.

OrganicsMaine
03-28-2011, 03:37 PM
Bit far, I am actually up on the New Hampshire border, I live in Haverhill now. Left Boston a few years back.

Know anyone good this way?

Check out new england organics. They have a large facility up here in Maine, but I believe they have a facility in Ma. too.

BostonBull
03-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Love the look of their products, bit far for me though. I have no use for a live floor load.