Commercial or industrial composting is large-scale composting designed to handle a high volume of organic material, as opposed to backyard composting, which handles organic material from only one household. The compost (finished product) produced by a commercial composting facility can be sold to farms and nurseries, applied to municipal landscaping, or sold to individuals. With a growing interest in composting, recycling, and reducing the environmental impact of doing business, commercial composting operations have expanded in Georgia and around the country.
WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF COMPOST
Please check back in June or call 706-613-3508 for an update on availability. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Types of Compost
The ACC Commercial Composting Facility produces two types of compost: Bio-solid compost and Food Waste compost.
Bio-solid compost consists of composted bio-solids and leaf & limb debris. Bio-solids refer to processed wastewater solids that have met specific criteria and are suitable for composting and is further tested to be certifiably compostable. The landfill receives the bio-solids from ACC Public Utilities Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Bio-solids from a specific city wastewater treatment facility are somewhat unique because the content is based on what the local industries, business and households contribute to the wastewater stream.
Food Scraps compost consists of composted food waste delivered by the ACC Solid Waste Department, several local commercial entities, Closed Loop Organics from Atlanta, and leaf & limb debris. Our Compost Drop-Off Program brings your food scraps to the facility to be turned into certified compost.
To earn the "US Composting Council Seal of Testing Approval" the ACC Commercial Composting Facility is required to test the compost quarterly through the US Composting Council. The compost technical data sheet with test results is provided to all individuals upon request or from the links below.
Cost and Loading Hours
WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF COMPOST
The ACC Landfill sells finished, screened compost for $20 per cubic yard loaded.
Just need a bucket of compost? Load a bucket of compost for $2.00 per 5-gallon bucket.
Compost can be purchased: Monday - Saturday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Please note: For loading please see the guidelines below:
Large loads (Dump Trucks and the like): Monday - Friday (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Small loads (Small Trailers, pickup trucks and the like): Monday - Saturday (9:00 - 3:00 pm)
Need delivery? Please click Compost Haulers for local haulers.
Commercial Food Scrap Collection
The ACC Commercial Composting Facility offers food scrap collection for businesses, nonprofits, and organizations. The curbside bins are 32-gallon roll carts. Pricing starts at $26.60 for 1 one roll cart and weekly pick up. For more information call (706) 613-3501 or email email@example.com
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The ACC Commercial Composting Facility produces a compost that is a soil amendment. According to Cooperative Extension - a soil amendment is any material added to a soil to improve its physical properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration and structure. The goal is to provide a better environment for roots.
Common Compost Uses:
Lawn Top Dressing
A top dressing is when a layer of compost is added to the top of a lawn. Typically a top dressing is applied once a year in early spring. To apply a top dressing place anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of compost to the lawn then rake and water the compost/lawn.
Moisture Retention (similar to a mulch)
Compost can be used to retain moisture (like mulch). Spread 2-3 inches on shrubs, trees and/or bushes.
The ACC Commercial Composting Facility (Classic City Compost) is an EPD permitted commercial composting facility covering 4.5 paved acres. The composting facility opened in January 2011. Unprocessed and processed leaf and limb debris is stored on the adjoining unpaved piece of property which adds an additional 4.5 acres of compost facility footprint. The compost facility cost approximately $800,000 to construct with an additional $750,000 spent on equipment (ACC Public Utilities paid the equipment costs).
For additional information, please contact the ACC Landfill at (706) 613-3508.