Utilities/Public Works Department
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 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?
Livingston Landfill - 6241 Massey Road - Compost will be available Monday-Friday throughout the year - 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (pending availabilty)
Now accepting Visa and Mastercard. We will only accept checks/cashier checks made payable to "Treasurer of Spotsylvania County" Cash is not accepted.
For assistance with delivery cost, to arrange delivery and to check compost availability, please call (540) 507 7487.
Price Increase Notice
Effective January 1, 2011, the price of Livingston Blend Compost will increase to $12 per cubic yard for purchases of 100 cubic yards or more.
For purchases of less than 100 cubic yards, the price will remain at $16 per cubic yard.
Help us in our green initiative by purchasing our recycled compost - It will benefit you and your community!