Bulk Compost in Utah
Salt Lake Valley SWMF Compost
6030 W California Ave
SLC, UT 84104
$30 for a truck bed full
Timpanogos Special Service District
5050 W 6400 N (Utah County)
American Fork UT 84003
$20 for a cubic yard (will not fill your truck bed)
Of course, the best way to compost is to get chickens. They work all day eating whatever you give them (Everything!!) and scratching it all in.soon you have seedless beautiful compost.
I’m not sure, but I looked in the government section of the phone book to find it. There’s probably a similar program near you.
do you know of a place new saint george utah to get compost or bulk soil?
Something to keep in mind when purchasing compost containing biosolids (composted human waste): people flush all kinds of things down there toilets. Many of these drugs, chemicals, etc will not be removed by the composting process. If using human waste I would avoid growing edibles in the compost. Compost purchased in bags also sometimes contains biosolids. Read the label so you know what you are buying.
I have composted for years using chicken wire bins, used pallets, homemade bins, and purchased bins. I have a purchased recycled plastic bin that has worked well for me for years. Currently I start my compost in that one and then move it to a bin made from fencing when it is a bit farther along in the composting process.
I cannot imagine not composting but I still don’t make enough for my needs. I use compost in my Square Foot Garden, in flower and shrub beds, and on my lawn.
I have a blog article about composting which you may find helpful.
Alexandra having done compost for three years don’t waste your money on the bins and such. We started with one. The heat in Utah (we have no shade) literally made it fall apart. The plastic Cracked and all the hinges broke. It was also really hard to get the good stuff out. The holes at the bottom where smaller than our shovel. We had bought it at Costco. We ended up making a box of our own. Cheap landscape logs and cinder blocks with holes to hold the sides. It works. It might work faster if we didn’t have so much yard waste but we just don’t want to throw all that stuff in the garbage. Good luck.
This is on my “to do” lists. I have done some composting, but I want to do a thorough review.
I’m new to gardening this year (ok, actually last year but sadly that attemp was not…”fruitful”) Im so glad to have found your site and to learn we are neighbors, I’m in Draper. I really want to learn to compost and was wondering if you had any recommendations as to what type/brand of composter bin you recommend or have heard good things about. I have been reviewing so many and am stumped with the vast choices (spinning, side by side open bins, enclosed plastic bins etc..) I’m in no hurry to get comost right away, I just want to start so I’m open to any of the options. Thanks
This makes sense to me–I’ve always wondered about planting veggies in it, but after letting it “mature” for a while, it would be okay.
In Kaysville or Davis County you can get sewer treatment plant compost for $10 a truck load. This over fills the back of your truck and is perfectly safe to use in flower beds. If you want to use it in the vegetable garden, they recommend that you put it in the bed in the FALL and then it is safe for spring and summer planting. We have used it in the flower beds as compost and mulch and it works beautifuly!
I purchased my compost from South Utah Valley Solid Waste District in Provo, UT. They also have a yard in Spanish Fork. The regular stuff is $20.00 and their “black gold” (w/ bio-waste) added is $25.00 per cubic yd.
Here is a link to their website.
I believe it is greenwaste from people’s yards, combined with human brown waste. It probably does run the risk of having fertilizers and stuff in it, but I know they have to bake it to a certain temp to make sure it’s safe. But, I’m not sure what that does to any chemicals. I would call them.
Do you know what kind of material this compost is derived from? Is it just composted green waste from peoples yards? If so do you have to worry about fertilizers and other toxins? The cost saving is awesome my only hesitation is just that I don’t know what went into the mix.