What is Compost Quality

Compost quality means different things to different observers as compost is not a single product. Compost is created when microbes biologically degrade organic materials. The quality of the compost is comprised of the favorable arrangements of nutrients and organic factors coming together to make a beneficial soil product.

Not all compost is the same as different compost is made from different feedstock material.

What is the City of Fayetteville Permitted to Compost?

In Fayetteville we are permitted through the State of Arkansas to compost yard waste. We cannot mix in food products like produce or other wastes like compostable plastics. To do so would require a different kind of permit from the state and much more stringent procedures to closely monitor issues like odor.