Compost Facility off 280 cahaba heights

JOEL_alabama(8a)May 13, 2005

I had such a hard time finding information about this that I thought I would post it. You can get a truckload of compost loaded for $20. Nice looking stuff !!!

From BHM, 280 to Summit Pky, left. Right at Green Valley Road. 1/4 mile, curve, Left on White Oak Dr. Right at East St. (NOT east lane). THere are some sketchy turns but the road eventually deadends at the landfill (follow the dumptrucks). Go into the fenced parking lot of the building on the left (the one with a big sign that says you can't park there), to the far office on the left, and inside you will find a cashier.

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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

Wow! Wish we had one of those down here around Montgomery!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 9:05PM
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CreoleKitten(ALz7)

Hi Joel, Thanks for posting that about the compost facility! I've been looking for some, and I's about to get desperate. How do you like the quality of compost? Is it good stuff? Nice mix? Well aged? How 'bout the texture? Not to chunky is it?

I sound like a dirt junkie, don't I? "I need some of the dark stuff, man. And I need it baaad", she says with shaky hands, looking around nervously. "My soil needs help man, I gotta make my plants feel better ..... they're getting, you know, sick."

Boy, I guess I spent a little too long in the sun this morning.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 12:26PM
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alex_z7(7 AL)

Too funny, CreoleKitten, I was thinking along those same lines, lol. Joel, thanks for sharing the info.

Now if I could only figure out how to get a pick-up truck.....It's a shame my old car doesn't have a "sunroof" that could be welded back on. No, I wouldn't do that, really I wouldn't. ::hehe:: It could be a homemade convertible. Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket. :P

    Bookmark   May 17, 2005 at 1:22PM
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JOEL_alabama(8a)

Yes, CreoleKitten, I think this stuff will do it for you. It is veery black, a little texture but not too much, mostly composted leaves and twigs with few bits of garbage to make it interesting.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 10:05AM
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adrianag(AL z7)

That is the City of Mountain Brook's leaf compost facility and it is good stuff. There is a guy who works there who will also deliver by the truckload....

    Bookmark   May 30, 2005 at 2:42PM
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Padinka(z7 Central AL)

AdrianaG, do you know the name of the connection, ummm, i mean the guy, lol.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2005 at 6:37AM
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Triskale(z7 AL)

Compost facility in Alabama!!!! Give me the smelling salts, I don't believe it!
My local nursery looked at me as if I was nuts the other day when I mentioned the words organic gardening to them.
Thanks for the post and do you happen to have a phone number so I can get info before I drive all the way up there?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2005 at 6:15AM
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tedevore(7b Al)

does anybody know if this facility stills sells compost? Just wondering!

Todd

    Bookmark   December 3, 2010 at 6:56PM
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terramadre

The Calhoun County Landfill has been providing free compost for years and they also load it for you.

;-)

    Bookmark   December 5, 2010 at 4:43PM
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plantcrazy222

Does anyone know the name of the place off of 280? Is it still there?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2010 at 7:51PM
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john_trussville(z7b AL)

It's owned by the City of Mountain Brook: 802-2400

    Bookmark   December 15, 2010 at 11:44PM
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