The Salt Lake Valley Landfill produces a high quality, certified compost product that has undergone rigorous testing. Check out our quick reference guide or our complete test results.
Customers who purchase larger volumes of compost will pay a lower cost per yard. Check out our composting policy.
From now through July 31st, 2018, you can bring your own 5-gallon buckets out to the landfill and fill them up with our compost for only $1 per bucket. Come and get it!
For bulk loads, our USCC Certified Compost will be sold at $45 per scoop (approx. 3 cubic yards per scoop) beginning April 28th, 2018. If you anticipate purchasing more than 3 scoops, you can ask for a compost punch-card at our scale houses. After purchasing your first 3 scoops, you will receive discounts on any additional scoops purchased in the future when presenting this punch-card.
For your convenience, if you anticipate making more than one trip to the landfill for compost, you can set up an account using our compost account form.
Compost is an organic product created through the controlled decomposition of biodegradable materials. As the materials decompose, they reach a high temperature of up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which significantly reduces pathogens and occurrence of weed seeds. Compost is typically used as a soil amendment and contributes to plant nutrients.
Green waste - including tree branches, grass clippings and leaves - is collected and run through a grinder. It is then transported to the compost area where it composts in windrows for about 12 weeks. During the 12-week process, windrows are turned 5-7 times, ensuring organic materials reach a temperature of at least 132 degrees for 15 days. These high temperatures ensure that any weed seeds or unwanted pathogens are killed off.After the windrow process is complete, the compost is then run through a trommel screen in order to separate fine and coarse materials. The fine material is sold as our USCC certified compost product.
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