Compost Sources

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BostonBull, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any chance we can get a listing going of state or regional sources for good quality compost? Maybe make it a sticky?
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I can name an excellent company in your area, Groundscapes express, John and Butchy, they take composting very seriously
     
  3. Snapper12

    Snapper12 LawnSite Senior Member
    from CE MO
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  4. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    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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  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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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
     
  6. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    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?
     
  7. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
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    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?
     
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  10. phasthound

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

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