Are you preparing your home for sale? Do you have a large landscaping project to create a great first impression? Do you need large amount of compost?
Well, you might be in luck since we found some good sources of compost in Santa Clara County. With most of them you have to pick it up yourself but some will deliver bulk quantities. The list below outlines the requirements for each city residents since some of these suppliers offer FREE compost to these residents. But you need to show photo id as proof of residency.
1) Guadalupe Landfill “Valley’s Pride” Compost:
Address: 999 Guadalupe Mines Road, San Jose CA 95120
Phone: 408 268-1694
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Feedstock used: yard trimmings, stable manures, redwood grindings
Delivery available. Self – haul price $20/yard, bags available for small quantities.
2) Zanker Road Resource Management:
Address: 705 Los Esteros Road, San Jose CA 95134
Phone: 408 313-0444
Hours: M-F 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat/Sun 8 – 3
Self – haul price $14 cubic yard, order minimum 2 yards.
Feedstock: yard trimmings
For more info: Contact Zanker Road Resource Management at www.zankerrecycling.com
Contact sales rep Alex Sharpe: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) BFI Organics – Newby Island Compost Facility:
Address: 1601 Dixon Landing Road, Milpitas Ca 95035
Phone: 408 945-2844
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 – 4:00 p.m. Minimum order is 2 yards
Small orders (1 yard) Saturday sales 8 a.m. -11 a.m.. Cost is $25 a yard.
Materials available: yard trimmings, pallets
4) Z-Best Products:
Self – $14 cubic yard, order minimum 8 yards.
Delivery for 20 yards or more
980 Highway 25
Gilroy CA 95020
Hours: M-F 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Sat 7 a.m. – noon
5) Monterey Mushroom:
Address: 642 Hale Avenue, Morgan Hill CA
Phone: 408 779-4191
Bring driver’s license to verify residency.
3 yards FREE to Morgan Hill residents (fills back of a pick-up)
For larger quantities you will be charged $8.50 per ton
6) Royal Oaks Mushrooms:
Address: 15480 Watsonville Road, Morgan Hill
Phone: 408 779-2362
Self serve only – $10 cubic yard
7) Wheeler Farms:
Address: PO Box 19561, Stanford CA 94309
Phone: 650 424-1896
Feedstock: Horse Manure
Delivery only, 3 yard minimum. $40/yard plus delivery.
Address: 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale CA 94089
Only for Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos & Palo Alto residents.
FREE to the residents of the above cities
For larger quantities (weekends recommended), call (408) 752-8530 24 hours in advance.
Self service is available 7 days a week 8 – 5 in front of SMART station near buy back center. Bring picture ID. One truckload a week maximum
Unlimited FREE bulk compost Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30- 11:00AM at Steven’s Creek Quarry, Steven’s Canyon Road across from the Steven’s Creek Reservoir dam. The site is open typically the last weekend in March through the 4th weekend in October. The site may be closed during that time due to rainy weather or muddy conditions.
Feedstock: yard trimmings
Palo Alto Residents
Residents may receive up to one FREE cubic yard of compost on scheduled Compost Giveaway Days. The dates in 2010 are Saturday-March 27, Sunday-April 4, Saturday-June 26, Saturday-September 25 and Sunday-October 3. Bring driver’s license to verify residency, shovel, containers to carry the compost home.Compost can be picked up at the Palo Alto Landfill located at the east end of Embarcadero Road.
Feedstock: yard trimmings.
The new Organics Yard at the Palo Alto Landfill sells Palo Alto Compost mixed with a variety of materials to create soil amendments specially developed for Palo Alto soils. The following materials can be purchased: Topsoil Blend, Soil Conditioner, Potting Mix, Palo Alto Compost, Sandy Loam, Deco Top Dressing Mulch and Wood Fines. The landfill is located at the east end of Embarcadero Road and is open from 8-5 seven days a week.