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Free compost in So Westchester?

Posted by markdpelhamny 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 4, 08 at 12:59

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.


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RE: Free compost in So Westchester?

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.

RE: Free compost in So Westchester?

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

RE: Free compost in So Westchester?

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

RE: Free compost in So Westchester?

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.

RE: Free compost in So Westchester?

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.

re: free compost in so westchester?new date

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.

RE: Free compost in So Westchester?

  • Posted by ppod 6 SE NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 25, 09 at 12:18

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

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