Archive for Friday, September 28, 2012

City to sell compost Saturday

September 28, 2012

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Area gardeners will have another opportunity to purchase loads of compost from the city of Lawrence this weekend.

The city will host a bulk compost sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wood Recovery and Composting Facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

City crews will sell the compost for $10 per pickup-truck load. Limited supplies of the compost are available, and past events have run out before it was scheduled to end.

The compost is made from the weekly curbside collections of residential yard waste, which includes grass, leaves and small, woody debris.

Comments

riverdrifter 2 years, 6 months ago

Don't know and good question, but you'd best be there early iff'n you want any of it...

headdoctor 2 years, 6 months ago

It is not certified organic but the City does test it. The City has been known to cancel a compost sale because of the testing they do. http://web.ci.lawrence.ks.us/lists/archive.php?x=4050

Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Who's calling it organic? The journal world?

This is new because yard waste can definitely contain toxic chemicals. Most yards in Lawrence are treated with a variety of toxic pesticides and toxic chemical fertilizers.

Call 832-3030 or 832-3450 ask for Kathy

Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

For an Organic certification yards and the compost would need to be clean and free of toxic chemicals for at least three years.

The city can never know what lawn caretakers are putting down so I would say this source could never be rated organic. The staff managing this program do operate under quite respectable principles.

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