Community Compost Program
Also part of the Joint Powers Authority is the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility. For more than 20 years, this facility has converted wastewater biosolids into a useful, nutrient-rich soil amendment. This compost is available to the public free of charge through the Community Compost Program. See hours and location below for more details.
Our Community Compost has earned the coveted “Class A, Exceptional Quality” rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This rating means that our compost has “unrestricted use” for flower, lawn, or vegetable gardens. Its excellent organic soil conditioning properties aid water retention in light soils and it helps to break up and aerate heavier soils, so less watering is needed.
Our Community Compost contains both readily available and long-term, slow-release nutrients for greener plants. A blend of processed biosolids and wood chips, the Community Compost is comparable to garden amendments sold at some local stores and it’s the choice of many experienced gardeners and professional landscapers.