Free compost in So Westchester?

markdpelhamnyJanuary 4, 2008

Can anyone recommend sources for free compost? I plan to start making my own but will need several cubic feet to start my garden come spring.

I'm new to the area - I would also be interested in recommendations for garden centers and nurseries in Southern Westchester or the Bronx - I've been to Nabell's in Mamaroneck and Sprainbrook. I'm interested in organic gardening and landscaping/lawn care, and plan to start a vegetable garden with the Square Foot Gardening method this Spring.

Thanks,

Mark

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corapegia(z5 NY)

Free? You could check the local land fill, I've gotten composted leaves from one but you can't count on it being organic, it's just leaves and maybe grass clippings. I used to be able to get free mushroom compost (from the plant across the road which no long exists) and free horse manure by just cleaning out a stall or two. Lately, most places want to sell the stuff. Good luck with your search.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 11:48AM
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enjayare(z6 NY)

Mark, Any luck with the compost? I am in Tarrytown and I too am starting a Square Foot Garden.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 9:49AM
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markdpelhamny

Best to answer your own questions around here, apparently. On May 16 they will be giving away compost and selling compost bins at cost for $20 and $40.

Here is a link that might be useful: Westchester compost give-away

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 2:34PM
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philomena(z 5A NY)

If anyone had the answer, it would have been posted, obviously. As I am in Dutchess county, I don't keep track much of what goes on in southern Westchester or north Bronx. Thanks for providing the update.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 3:03PM
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southern_gal

I think that is last year... the date says WED MAY 16th
that is last year's date.

i am writing to find out what the new date is.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 7:18PM
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southern_gal

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Compost Bin Sale Day
Saturday, May 17, 2008
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rain or Shine
Saxon Woods Park & Pool
White Plains, N.Y.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 7:21PM
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ppod(6 SE NY)

Though this farm wants a weekly hauler, interested folks can inquire if they could obtain a haul, or go to farm themselves and pick up.

I couldn't find the location of the farm, but I suppose members of the site have access to such information.

Here is a link that might be useful: Horse manure - free

    Bookmark   June 25, 2009 at 12:18PM
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