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Erosion Control Uses
Erosion Control Uses

Compost – Erosion Control Uses

Compost is a great tool to prevent erosion due to its ability to slow down and infiltrate water into the soil. This benefit is especially true when it is paired with one of the erosion control methods below. These methods improve water quality by reducing the amount of stormwater that enters waterways. They do so through the creation of barriers that stop the water from flowing or cover the soil completely. Read on for more information about what each one does and when to use it.

Compost Blanket

How It’s Applied: A layer of loosely applied compost that is placed on top of the soil in disturbed areas to control erosion and retain sediment resulting from sheet flow runoff. Compost blankets are used in place of sediment and erosion control tools such as mulch, netting, or chemical stabilization.

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Compost Sock

How It’s Applied: A mesh tube filled with compost that is placed perpendicular to sheet flow runoff to control erosion and retain sediment in disturbed areas. The filter sock can be used in place of a sediment and erosion control tool such as a silt fence.

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Compost Berm

How It’s Applied: A dike of compost that is placed perpendicular to sheet flow runoff to control erosion in disturbed areas and retain sediment. It can be used in place of a sediment and erosion control tool such as a silt fence. The base of the berm is generally twice the height of the berm.

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Green Infrastructure

How It’s Applied: Compost can be paired with green infrastructure in a number of ways in order to promote on-site stormwater management. Among those potential GI/compost projects are compost blankets, infiltration zones, and rain gardens. To learn more about how compost can be used with green infrastructure, click below.

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