Compost Pile Yields First ‘Crop’ of Top Dressing

For the first time since Grounds Supervisor Phil Capinski and his team created a compost pile for the College’s leaves, grass clippings other green waste, that compost will be used as top dressing around the Central Campus.

The College is working with Livezey Landscaping Inc. to process the contents of the pile through a screener, which separates and further refines usable compost from rocks and materials that have not yet sufficiently broken down.

Once it becomes dry, the useable compost will then be spread as top dressing on athletic fields, parts of the quad and areas around the Advanced Technology Center.

Debris that was rejected during the screening process is returned to the compost pile for another year.

In addition to making environmental sense, the College saves more than $6,000 dollars and cents per year by not having to purchase compost.

Rejected debris (left pile) will be returned to the compost pile for another year. The pile to the right has been refined through the screener and will be used as top dressing around the Central Campus.

Another view of the screener and refined top dressing. Photos by Alana J. Mauger

3 thoughts on “Compost Pile Yields First ‘Crop’ of Top Dressing

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