Seasonal Sale! From time to time we may offer seasonal products on sale. Check here what may be available. June special: Ultra-Light Mulch Made from quick composted horse manure. Just processed long enough to neutralize odors, kill weed seeds and potential diseases, and to obtain a nice dark brown uniform color. As the name implies, this mulch is nice and light, making it easy to work with. It is screened to <1.5″.
Normally $15.00/cubic yard. Mention you saw this post and take 25% off.
West Marin Compost is now open to help you prepare your yard and garden for spring!!
5575 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio (across from the County corporation yard). See map.
Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 – 3:30, and Saturday by calling 415 662 9849.
Tipping fee is $20.00 per cubic yard.
We now also have a line of soil amendments that suit your every need. See the Products page.
We are Accepting Clean Green Material only.
Not accepted – noxious weeds or animal waste and other non-green clean materials.
For manure hauling services cal 415 662 9849
Dairy manure separator solids are combined with approximately equal volumes of green and equestrian materials, formed into windrows on the composting pad and watered as needed. Any runoff from the compost area flows to the dairy’s liquid waste storage ponds. Windrows are managed in accordance with CAL Recycle and USDA National Organic Program (NOP) guidelines to reduce pathogens and weed viability to negligible levels. A mechanical screen is used to separate coarse from fine material at the end of the process.
Because finished compost is a dry material (typically less than 50% moisture at maturity, it is less costly to spread than wet manure (typically 75-95% water). Finished compost is odorless and the nutrients it contains are much less mobile under rainfall conditions than manure. In fact, compost is often used as an erosion control material to help prevent soil movement on disturbed sites. Properly composted material does not contain viable weed seeds, which liquid manure often does, so spreading compost does not spread thistles or other weeds.
“Finally, a Place in West Marin to Drop Off Green Waste as a new composting operation at Lafranchi Dairy in Nicasio opens soon.”
“Kevin Lunny, whose company is in charge of the operation, tells George Clyde about the new facility, which blends dairy manure from the Lafranchi dairy, horse manure from local stables and green waste to create organic compost fertilizer. Rick Lafranchi will use the compost for bedding for his cows to save money and carbon emissions.”