Gallatin County, Montana
What is Compost Used For?
West Yellowstone Compost Facility
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Compost improves soil structure, porosity and bulk density, which creates a better environment for a plant’s root structure.
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The moisture-holding capacity of soil is improved with compost, reducing water loss and nutrient leaching.
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Beneficial micro-organisms are supplied to the soil, which  assist nutrient uptake and suppress certain soil-borne diseases.
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A variety of macro and micro nutrients are added to the soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers – which research now indicates damage soil with extended use.
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The nitrogen release of compost is slow and steady so plants receive a constant flow of nutrients.

Price:
$ 15.00/cubic yard
$   2.00 minimum charge for bags, buckets, etc.

Guide for Using Compost:
Mulch  –  spread no more than 2 inches on the top of the soil.
Gardens and flower beds  –  mix compost at a rate of 30% compost to 70% soil.
Planting holes for trees and shrubs  –  mix compost at a rate of 30% compost to 70% soil.
Top dressing for lawns  –  spread a thin layer, no more than ½ inch, on top of established lawn or sod.