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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 price chart.
For bulk loads, our USCC Certified Compost will be sold at $45 per scoop (approx. 3 cubic yards per scoop). 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.
Starting and tending your own compost pile at home is easier than you think! Composting at home saves landfill space, helps the environment, and transforms your kitchen and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil. Here are some resources for the aspiring home-composter.
Do you want to make your own compost? Check out our Home Composting Guide
Make Your Own Vermicomposting Bin
Home Composting Basics
Home Composting Guide (EPA)
Types of Composting
How to Compost
Composting 101 Video
7 Solutions to Common Compost Problems
How to Use Compost
Green Guide Composting Video
And if you want more from the USCC, check out their website!
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