What is Livingston's Blend Compost?

Livingston’s Blend Compost is 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 (PDF)

Spotsylvania County Utilities Department - Certificate

        

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1. What is Livingston's Blend Compost?
2. How do I get compost?

Livingston’s Blend Compost is available at:
Livingston Landfill
6241 Massey Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22551

Call ahead to check compost availability since compost can sell out:
540-507-7487 or 540-841-6925

Hours for pick-up are:
Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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.

For assistance with delivery cost or to arrange delivery, please contact 540-507-7487 or 540-841-6925.  

            
3. How much does it cost?

Livingston’s Blend Compost Cost:

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 per load plus cost of compost with a minimum order of 10 cubic yards. The 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 per load plus cost of compost with a minimum order of 10 cubic yards. The maximum distance for delivery is 25 miles.

            
4. What are the benefits?
5. How is it made?