Livingston's Blend Compost

What is it?

A high quality compost product for use as a soil amendment and turf topdressing.

Livingston's Blend Compost (LBC) is produced from wastewater biosolids, through the controlled biological process of composting. At the Livingston Composting Facility, natural decomposition is accelerated enabling us to produce a high quality soil amendment product. By controlling the composting process, biosolids are sanitized through the generation of heat, then stabilized to allow for versatility of end use. Through this process, valuable organics generated from Spotsylvania County are naturally recycled into a product which is beneficial to plants and the environment. 

Livingston's Blend Compost benefits the environment by helping to decrease runoff and soil erosion, by adding organic matter that effectively absorbs and holds water. Without an adequate amount of organic matter, soil becomes compact and allows water to run off - thus causing erosion and insufficient moisture for plant growth. Adding Livingston's Blend to the soil allows for the aggregation of soil particles, creating pore spaces for air. This space allows for moisture to more readily enter the soil surface, enabling the soil to hold more water and allowing for increased plant growth. This also, in turn, decreases runoff and soil erosion. 

Livingston's Blend Compost Brochure

How do I get compost?

LBC is available at the Livingston Landfill - 6241 Massey Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22551.  Hours for pick-up are  Monday-Friday throughout the year - 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Call ahead to ensure availability since compost can sell out.

For assistance with delivery cost, to arrange delivery and to check compost availability, please call (540) 507-7487 or (540) 841-6925.

Visa and Mastercard accepted at the site only (per County policy).  Checks/cashier checks accepted only when made payable to the  "Treasurer of Spotsylvania County".  Cash is not accepted.

How much does it cost?

Public:  $16 per cubic yard
Commercial:  $12 per cubic yard with a minimum order of 100 yards, picked up within 30 days.
Delivery:  $75/load plus cost of compost with a minimum order of 10 cubic yards.  Maximum distance for delivery is 25 miles.

New Prices - effective January 1, 2018

3/8 inch Compost:

Public:  $20 per cubic yard
Commercial:  $16 per cubic yard with a minimum order of 100 yards, picked up within 30 days.
Delivery:  $100/load plus cost of compost with a minimum order of 10 cubic yards.  Maximum distance for delivery is 25 miles.

1/4 inch Compost:

Public: $25 per cubic yard
Commercial: $30 per cubic yard with a minimum order of 100 yards picked up within 30 days.
Delivery: $100/load plus cost of compost with a minimum order of 10 cubic yards. Maximum distance for delivery is 25 miles.

 

Before                                                      After 
20 Cubic Yards of Livingston Blend Compost was delivered on 4/29/16.  The "After" photo was taken on 6/11/16.  

Help us in our green initiative by purchasing our recycled compost - It will benefit you and your community!

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Contact Information

Business Office Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Customer Service: (540) 507-7300, option 1
Emergency After-Hours: (540) 507-7340 or (540) 507-7350 
Main Office:  (540) 507-7300
Fax: (540) 898-3674
General E-Mail: Utilities@spotsylvania.va.us
Account or billing questions: CustomerService@spotsylvania.va.us

Utility Account Payment Addresses:
All payments should be made to the Treasurer, Spotsylvania County.
Make a payment in person:
Treasurer's Office (First Floor)
Richard E. Holbert Bldg.
9104 Courthouse Rd
Spotsylvania, VA  22553
Make a payment by U.S.P.S. mail:
Spotsylvania County Treasurer
PO Box 9000
Spotsylvania, VA  22553

Utilities/Public Works Administration Office:
600 Hudgins Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Department Head:
 Benjamin L. Loveday, P.E., Deputy Director

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