Compost

Asked February 15, 2017, 5:33 PM EST

Where is the best and most cost effective place to buy bulk compost from? I need about 10 yards to mix into my raised beds.

Washoe County Nevada

1 Response

Unfortunately, Cooperative Extension is not permitted to recommend any specific business. I would suggest looking into the local nurseries, since you indicated Washoe COunty as a location I would look into Moana, Rail CIty, Old Stone house just to name a few. Also, the trucking companies like Oxborrow, Cinderlite and Colorock. Also, there is Full Circle Compost and RT Donovan. These are all the bulk suppliers I am similar with, but I would suggest making phone calls, as new businesses and suppliers come into the area frequently.
This publication from Idaho will help you in assessing the quality of the compost.
http://cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/CIS/CIS1175.pdf