14 December 2009

Zero landfill update: Compost

The zero-landfill objective is moving along. This past year, we have used predominantly home-grown compost. For example, our recent Spring and Fall seasonal color/annual flower installations were done with 100% home-grown compost. We do this be digesting the softer yard waste and debris we collect from landscape maintenance operations throughout the year. The waste is composted at our facility, and reused in our planting projects.

There are a number of large volume projects where we need to bring in outside compost, like large soil bed preparations and top-dressing operations.