Buying Quality Compost
Buying Quality Compost

How do I Buy Quality Compost

Using compost is a good first step, but using high-quality compost is even better. Finding compost suppliers and making sure that the compost you purchase has the qualities you need for your purpose are important in ensuring the success of your project. Here we’ll help you find compost manufacturers, identify that the compost is STA Certified Compost, and give you the resources to understand how to judge compost for yourself to choose what’s right for you.

Finding Compost Manufacturers

Click here to find compost manufacturers with our extensive inventory and mapping tool.

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Using STA Certified Compost

Buying from participants in the STA Certified Compost program ensures the compost is tested frequently and you have the confidence of knowing the test results. Click here to learn more about the program, the benefits of using STA Certified compost, and where and how to find it.

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Organic Compost

While compost cannot itself be “certified organic”, many organic farmers and consumers are interested in this segment of the compost industry. Click here to learn more about outside organizations that can help you buy compost from the organic market.

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Understanding Compost Technical Data Sheets

STA Certified Compost products come with a Compost Technical Data Sheet, which gives you insight into the measured characteristics of that batch of compost (e.g. pH, nutrients, feedstocks, etc). Click here to learn more about the Data Sheets and how to read and interpret them so you can be sure you’re buying the right compost for your purposes.

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Contamination

Knowing more about potential sources of contamination for compost - including persistent herbicides and trash – can better prepare you to make the right choices when choosing compost. Click here to learn more about these potential contaminants.

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Feedback on Quality you Encountered

We are always interested in hearing from you about the quality of compost you encounter. Click below for a form to give your feedback on compost quality.

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