Spring is upon us, we’ve had a spurt of beautiful weather and people are getting excited about “prettying up their yards”! Save yourself a lot of money by purchasing “Coastal Grow” quality compost at your nearest landfill or transfer station! When we purchase locally recycled material, we keep our money here!
The following information about the Coastal Enviornmental Partnership’s (CEP) yard waste compost recycling efforts was abstracted from their Website:
CEP produces a high-quality yard waste compost for sale to the public. This product, known as “CoastalGrow” is available in bulk for $30.00 per ton at the Tuscarora Landfill, Grantsboro Transfer Station and Newport Transfer Station. Compost is an organic amendment to improve the chemical, physical and biological properties of soils. It is not normally considered a fertilizer as it is too low in nutrient content for all plant nutrient needs. However, compost has many benefits for soil improvement and plant growth.
CEP grinds only clean yard waste (leaves, limbs, etc.) for compost. No painted, pressure-treated or creosote wood is used.
After grinding, the material is laid out in windrows and nitrogen and water are added. The nitrogen speeds up the aerobic decomposition of the material and the internal temperature of the windrows rises to over 131 degrees, killing off weed seeds and other undesirable matter. As the compost continues to decompose, the windrows are kept moist and turned weekly to keep the process going.
Then the material is screened through a machine known as a trammel screen. The trammel screen separates small particles of yard waste from large particles. With openings only 5/8ths of an inch in the screen, only very small particles are used for compost.
After the compost has stabilized and matured, it is ready to sell. The larger particles are sold as mulch or used in other landfill operations. CoastalGrow has gained wide acceptance by landscapers and gardeners in the Carteret, Craven and Pamlico County area.
For additional information about CoastalGrow, please call (252) 633-1564 or Email Us to request a brochure with details on how this product should be used.
Support the Coastal Environmental Partnership’s local efforts and save money at the same time! Another Win-Win situation!
The Coastal Environmental Partnership will be available for any questions/comments at the New Bern Home and Garden Show this weekend at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Tell them I said “Hello”!
Thank you CEP for providing this important service among many other services you provide to Eastern Carolina!