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Mid-Atlantic Composting Directory



Authors as Published

Gregory K. Evanylo, Extension Specialist, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Kathryn C. Haering, Research Associate, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Caroline Sherony, Extension Associate, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Archer H. Christian, Extension Associate, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech


This directory is intended to provide contact information for service and equipment suppliers, and information and education sources. Every attempt has been made to present accurate information. Contents are for informational purposes only and are based on details provided by the organizations and entities listed. Inclusion in this directory does not constitute an endorsement by the publishers of the products or services of any business organization or individual listed herein.

If you are a compost supplier in the Mid-Atlantic who would like to be included, or if you need to make changes to listed information, please contact Greg Evanylo at gevanylo@vt.edu or (540) 231-9739.



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Compost Producers and Suppliers 

Name and addressPhone (P) [cell (CP), home (HP)], fax (F), email (E), website (W)Compost feedstocks, methods, and quantityDistribution method and location
Blessing Greenhouses and Compost Facility
Bruce E. Blessing
PO Box 512
Milford, DE 19963
P: 302-393-3273
E: blessingscompost@yahoo.com
Mixed organics compost from food processing and poultry plants, and municipal biosolids (composted separately): 20,000 ton/yr.

Certified by the Delaware Dept. of Agriculture as a soil amendment.
For sale: bulk and in bags, for pickup.
Blue Hen Organics
Barb Showalter
33529 Fox Run Rd
Frankford, DE 19945
P: 302-732-3211
F: 302-732-3227
E: info@bluehenorganics.com
W: www.bluehenorganics.com
Yard waste, land-clearing debris, poultry manure, construction wood, and food waste compost: 10,000 cu yd/yr.For sale: bulk on-site for pickup or delivery, or at:
Grizzly’s Landscape Supply
18412 The Narrow Rd
Lewes, DE 19958
P: 302-644-0654
Harford County Waste Disposal Composting Facility
Joe Rutherford
3241 Scarboro Rd
Street, MD 21154
P: 410-638-3642
F: 410-638-4019
Yard waste compost: 20,000 cu yd/yr.For sale: bulk for pickup.
Maryland Environmental Service
Nancy Faulkner
259 Najoles Rd
Millersville, MD 21108
P: 410-729-8630
F: 410-729-8640
E: nfaul@menv.com
W: www.menv.com
Leafgro yard waste compost (windrow): 130,000 cu yd/yr

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.

Maryland Dept. of Agriculture approval for use in organic agriculture production.
For sale: bulk or bagged for pickup or delivery.
Pogo Organics
17328 Georgia Ave
Olney, MD 20832
P: 301-774-2928
E: info@pogoorganics.com
W: www.pogoorganics.com
Wood and yard waste compost: 40,000 cu yd/yr.

Compost tea, custom soil blends, and pelletized compost also available.

Certified by Maryland Dept. of Agriculture.
For sale: bulk and bags. Delivery, pickup (with authorization), or application service.

Compost tea available in 5-gallon increments.
Recycled Green Industries
John Hughes
7800 Kabik Ct
Woodbine, MD 21797
P: 301-933-4300
F: 301-942-6734
E: john@recycledgreenindustries.com
W: www.recycledgreenindustries.com
Compost and soil blends.For sale: pickup or delivery.
Veolia Water North America-Central LLC Baltimore City Composting Facility
Diana Hughes
5800 Quarantine Rd Baltimore, MD 21226
P: 410-354-1636; 800-354-0220
F: 410-354-0810
E: diana.hughes@veoliawaterna.com
W: www.orgro.cc
ORGRO High Organic Compost (biosolids, sawdust, wood chips, and ash): 85,000 cu yd/yr.

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.
Wholesale: 20-yd minimum, for purchase by wholesalers and resellers only.
Veteran Compost
Justen Garrity
328 Bush Chapel Rd
Aberdeen, MD 21001
P: 410-935-6404
E: justen@veterancompost.com
W: www.veterancompost.com
Food waste, wood chips, leaves, and manure compost.

Compost tea and vermicompost also available.
For sale: compost and vermicompost in bags for pickup and delivery; bulk for delivery only.
AgRecycle Inc.
Sarah Ralich
335 North Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2512
P: 412-767-7645
F: 412-767-5800
E: sarah@agrecycle.com
W: http://agrecycle.com
Windrow compost: food scraps, yard waste, manure.For sale: bulk, for pickup or delivery.
Hy-Tech Mushroom Compost Inc.
Lisa Van Houten
155 Valley Rd
PO Box 390
West Grove, PA 19390
P: 610-331-1849
E: Lisa@hytechmushroom.com
Pasteurized mushroom compost: 500,000 cu yd/yr.

Registered as a Pennsylvania Preferred Product.
For sale: bulk for pickup or delivery.
All-Farm Organics
William N. Hale
249 Baker’s Branch Ln
Louisa, VA 23093
CP: 434-981-6286
HP: 540-894-5238
E: wnhale@louisa.net
Aerated windrow compost: organic-certified soy pulp, organic grain straw, waste hay, local wood shavings, and assorted manures.

Compost-enriched mulches.
For sale: bulk and bagged for pickup or delivery, including bulk tote shipping.

Located off I-64 between Richmond and Charlottesville.
Bell, Philip and Barbara
11 Belle Hill Ln
Mt. Sidney, VA 24467
P: 540-248-1099Cow manure compost.For sale: bulk, for pickup or delivery.
Bell’s Lane Farm
Robert Schreiber
267 Bell’s Ln
Staunton, VA 24401
P: 540-213-0010
E: rg_schreiber@yahoo.com
W: www.bellslanefarm.com
Leaves, cow manure, wood chips, and sawdust compost.For sale: bulk and in bags, for pickup or delivery.
Burner’s Organic Recycling
Allen Burner
4314 Leakesville Rd
Luray, VA 22835
P: 540-778-5138;
F: 540-778-3985
E: loriburner@hotmail.com
Dairy and poultry manure, sawdust, woodchips, and straw compost.For sale: bulk or bagged, for pickup or delivery.
Cameron Mountain Alpacas
Roy Jacobson
6824 Constitution Hwy
Gordonsville, VA 22942
P: 540-832-3025
CP: 540-406-2347
E: hydrophyte@cameronmountain.com
W: www.alpacacompost.com
Alpaca manure, waste hay and straw, and saturated bedding.For sale: bulk on-site by prior arrangement or in bags at:
Barboursville Gift Gallery
6263 Constitution Hwy Barboursville, VA 22923
P: 540-832-3312
Commonwealth Gin
Pam Alphin
25165 Buckhorn Dr
Windsor, VA 23487
F: 757-242-9654
E: calphin@commonwealthgin.com
Windrow and static pile cotton-gin waste compost: 2,000 ton/yr.For sale: pickup (loaded or load-your-own) or delivery.
Damewood, Christopher
21846 Trappe Rd
Upperville, VA 20184
P: 540-592-7405
CP: 540-454-0218
E: Cdamewood@ayrshirefarm.com
W: www.ayrshirefarm.com
Windrow compost: farm manure, straw, bedding, leaves, meat-processing scraps, and grass clippings.

Compost analysis available.
For sale: bulk for pickup or delivery.
Greif Brothers Corp.
Darrell Painter
PO Box 339
Amherst, VA 24521
P: 434-933-4116
F: 434-933-4148
E: darrell.painter@greif.com
Paper-mill waste compost: 36,000 ton/yr.Wholesale: loaded at plant.
Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Rhonda L. Bowen
PO Box 5911
Virginia Beach, VA 23471-0911
P: 757-460-4270
F: 757-464-6912
E: rbowen@hrsd.com
W: www.hrsd.com
Nutri-Green biosolids compost: 30,000 cu yd/yr.

Registered with Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a soil amendment.
Wholesale only: bulk or bagged.
Hayfield Nursery
Don Grandstaff
1380 N Hayfield Rd
Winchester, VA 22603
P: 540-888-3385Mixed organic matter (yard, wood, and vegetable wastes, animal manures) compost: 5-30 ton/yr.For sale: bulk for pickup.
Loudoun Composting
Tim Hutchinson
44150 Wade Dr
Chantilly, VA 20152
P: 703-327-8428
F: 703-327-0649
E: lcllc@verizon.net
W: www.loudouncomposting.com
SOILMATE yard debris compost (windrow): 75,000 cu yd/yr.

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.
For sale: bulk for pickup or delivery.
McGill Environmental Systems
Bob Broom
5056 Beef Steak Rd
Waverly, VA 23890
P: 804-834-8820;
E: rkbe@cox.net
W: www.mcgillcompost.com
Soil Builder mixed organics compost: 125,000 cu yd/yr.

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.

Registered with Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a soil amendment.
For sale: bags delivered by the pallet load and bulk delivered in 40 cu yd loads.

Pickup available for contracted customers only.
Messick, Jimmy
10305 Messick Rd
Midland, VA 22728
P: 540-905-9160
F: 540-439-9344
Cow manure compost: 4,000 cu yd/yr.For sale: bulk pickup or delivery.
Newport News Compost Facility
John C. Collett
550 Atkinson Way
Newport News, VA 23608
P: 757-886-7947
F: 757-886-7886
E: jcollett@nngov.com
W: www.nngov.com/
Leaf and pine needle compost: 12,000 cu yd/yr.

Earth-N-Rich blend (a blend of mulch fines, compost, and soil) is also available.
For sale: bulk or bagged, loaded.
Panorama Paydirt
Steve Murray
300 Panorama Rd
Earlysville, VA 22936
P: 434-978-4566
F: 434-973-8547
E: panoramapd@ntelos.net
W: www.panoramapaydirt.com
Compost (leaves and poultry litter) and composted mulch (wood chips and poultry litter).For sale: pickup or delivery.
Poplar Manor Enterprises LLC
1556 Reed Hill Rd
Riner, VA 24149
P: 540-763-5688
E: mindy@swva.net
W: www.poplarmanorenterprises.com
Horse manure bedding, cow manure, straw and hay, and sawdust compost.For sale: bulk.
Prince William County Yard Waste Compost Facility
Scott MacDonald
5 County Complex Ct, Suite 250
Prince William, VA 22192
P: 703-792-6804
F: 703-792-4617
E: smacdonald@pwcgov.org
W: www.pwcgov.org/recyclerefuse
Leaves, grass, brush, and garden waste compost: 40,000 ton/yr.For sale: bulk, loaded. Available at:
Balls Ford Waste Facility
13000 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
P: 703-335-8181
R.L. Self Timber Inc.
6088 Mary Ball Rd
Lively, VA 22507
P: 804-462-7913;
F: 804-462-7037
Composted topsoil.

Composted organic fines from wood waste.

Tree residuals and yard waste compost.
For sale: bulk, loaded or delivery.
Royal Oak Farm LLC
Ken Newman
1223 Royal Oak Farm Dr
Evington, VA 24550
P: 540-297-3299
F: 540-297-3497
E: royaloakfarmllc@hughes.net;
royaloakfarmllc@gmail.com (sales)
W: www.royaloakfarmllc.com
Mixed organic-matter (wood waste, manure, sawdust, paper, wood ash, food waste) compost: 35,000 cu yd/yr.

Blueblood Compost and specialty soils.

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.

Fully permitted by Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality.
For sale: bulk for pickup or delivery.
Shoosmith Brothers Inc.
Mike Cole
11800 Lewis Rd
Chester, VA 23831
P: 804-748-5823
F: 804-748-8482
E: mcole@va-waste.com
Industrial waste, land-clearing debris, and yard waste (windrow) compost: 5,000 cu yd/yr

Blended landscape media/soil conditioner: 5,000 cu yd/yr.
Wholesale: pickup or delivery.
Spotsylvania County
Doug Crooks
Public Utilities
10900 HCC Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
P: 540-507-7362
F: 540-368-9756
E: dcrooks@spotsylvania.va.us
W: www.spotsylvania.va.us
Biosolids compost: 6,500 ton/yr.

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.
For sale: pickup (loaded or load-your-own), or delivery. Available at:
Livingston Compost Facility
6421 Massey Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods
Pat Hadden, Melissa Harding
600A Southlake Blvd
Richmond, VA 23236
P: 804-419-1964;
F: 804-419-1995
E: pat.hadden@ukrops.com;
Raw fruit and vegetable waste, leaves, wood chips (windrow) compost: 4,000 cu yd/yr.For sale: 1 cu ft bags or bulk, for pickup or delivery.
Valley Pride Compost
Dennis Stoneburner
Glen Hill Farm
8223 Simmers Valley Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
 P: 540-833-5509
CP: 540-820-3838
Poultry litter, hay, peanuts, and shavings compost: 1,000 cu yd/yr.For sale: bulk for pickup or local delivery.
Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority
Compost Facility
145 Goodwin Neck Rd
Yorktown, VA 23693
P: 757-898-5012
F: 757-898-0641
W: www.vppsa.org/cf.html
Yard waste compost: 10,000 cu yd/yr.

Blended topsoil: 3,000 cu yd/yr.

U.S. Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance.
For sale: bulk, loaded.
Wenger, Owen
3959 Sky Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
P: 540-867-9090Cow manure, sawdust, and corn-fodder compost: 1,500 cu yd/yr.For sale: bulk for pickup.
Yardworks LLC
Robbie Urbine
19001 Hull St Rd
Moseley, VA 2312
P: 804-639-2030
F: 804-739-2939
E: rurbine@yardworksonline.com
W: www.yardworksonline.com
Yard waste compost (static pile): 30,000 cu yd/yr.

Leaf compost (static pile): 30,000 cu yd/yr.

Blended topsoils: 60,000 cu yd/yr.
For sale: bulk for pickup or delivery.


Composting Service and Equipment Providers 

Name and addressPhone (P) [cell (CP)], fax (F), email (E), website (W) blog (B)Products and/or services available
Amadas Industries
Tiny Andrews
1100 Holland Road
Suffolk, VA 23434 
P: (757) 539-0231
F (757) 934-3264
E: tandrews@amadas.com
W: www.amadas.com
Equipment manufacturer: trommel systems, bagging systems, conveyors, pelletizers, hoppers.
Coker Composting and Consulting
Craig Coker
3331 Glade Creek Boulevard, Suite 7
Roanoke, VA 24012
P: (540) 904-2698
F: (540) 904-6732
C: (540) 874-5168
E: craigcoker@cox.net
W: www.cokercompost.com
Technical and managerial support to the composting industry in the planning, permitting, design, construction, and operation of facilities and in compost marketing and sales.
EarthSaverEquipment Inc.
Alex Clinton
PO Box 8898
Kalispell, MT 59904
P: 866-227-2244
F: 406 752-6291
E: alex@earthsaverequipment.com
W: www.earthsaverequipment.com
B: www.grinderinfo.com
Used equipment dealer that buys, sells, consigns, and salvages used wood and greenwaste recycling equipment.

Online list of waste-wood tub grinders, horizontal wood grinders, slow-speed shredders, disc and star screens, trommel screens, flat shaker screens, compost turners, bark blowers, high-reach buckets, and replacement parts.
Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.
Helen Harrison
5400 Corporate Circle
Salem, VA 24153
P: 540-302-1144
F: (540) 389-2688
E: hhrr@novozymes.com
W: www.novozymes.com/microorganisms
Manufactures microbial inoculants and additives to increase value of finished compost.
Organic Recycling Solutions LLC
Michael P. Manna
3628 Ridgeway Rd
Manchester, NJ 08759
P: 609-744-2819
E: mpm@enviroresource.net
W: www.organicrecyclingsolutions.com
Solid and organic waste audits, organic diversion program development, comprehensive recycling program development, and compost facility resource development.
R. Alexander Associates
Ron Alexander
1212 Eastham Dr
Apex, NC 27502
P: 919-367-8350
CP: 919-349-0460
F: 919-367-8351
E: alexassoc@earthlink.net
W: www.alexassoc.net
Environmental consulting company that provides a full range of technical services. Specializes in compost market research and development, as well as compost product development, product quality issues, and end use.
RKB Enterprises, Inc.
Bob Broom
625 Maury Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23517
P: (757) 622-0692
C: (757) 647-6052
F: 757-640-0239
E: rkbe@cox.net
Bio-Augmentation 3-turn composting process, odor control solutions for compost sites and lagoons, in-vessel composting systems for biosolids, foodwaste, and commercial sludge.
Stouffer Equipment Company
Steve Keefer
10520 Mountain Road
Grantville, PA 17028
P: (800) 761-7301
F: (717) 861-7303
E: sales@stoufferequipco.net
W: www.stoufferequipco.com
Dealer for Precision Husky Tub and horizontal grinders in VA, MD, DE, PA, and NJ.

Wear parts for all brand grinders, Trommel screens, attachments, used equipment and rentals.
Vermeer Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
Ted Hersey
8830 Corridor Road
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
P: (800) 492-1274
C: (443) 745-5717
E: ted.hersey@vermeerdlr.com
Equipment supplier: grinders, horizontal and tub type, from 85 to 1,000 HP; compost turners, both self-propelled and tow-behind; chippers and stump grinders.


Compost Information and Education Sources 

Name and addressPhone (P), fax (F), email (E), website (W)Information and/or services available
Delaware Cooperative Extension
Dorothy C. Abbott
University of Delaware
69 Transportation Cir
Dover, DE 19901
P: 302-730-4000
F: 302-735-8130
E: dotad@udel.edu
Delaware Cooperative Extension Service contact for large-scale composting information.
Maryland Cooperative Extension
Gary Felton, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
1426 Animal Science/Ag. Engineering Bldg
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2315
P: (301) 405-8039
F: (301) 314-9023
E: gfelton@umd.edu
Extension/research program in fate and transport of nutrients and on-farm applications of technology.

Specific focus on poultry litter application, co-com-posting poultry litter and other wastes, and nutrient fate and transport from poultry litter stockpiles.
Maryland Department of

Warren R. Bontoyan, State Chemist
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
P: 410-841-2721
F: 410-841-2765
W: www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/state_chemist/
Information about Maryland regulatory requirements for the sale and distribution of compost and soil conditioners.
U.S. Composting Council
Stuart Buckner, Executive Director
1 Comac Loop, Suite 14B1
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
P: 631-737-4931
F: 631-737-4939
E: uscc@compostingcouncil.org
W: www.compostingcouncil.org
A trade and professional organization that promotes composting and provides a unified voice for the growing composting industry.

Involved in research, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets, and enlistment of public support.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Gregory K. Evanylo, Professor and Extension Specialist
426 Smyth Hall (0403)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
P: 540-231-9739
F: 540-231-3075
E-mail: gevanylo@vt.edu
Extension/research program in soil management for environmental quality and crop productivity, including the use of biosolids, manures, and other wastes as sources of nutrients and organic matter for agriculture, horticulture, and disturbed-land restoration.

Waste management program focused on solid-waste composting as a tool to manage and utilize agricultural and nonagricultural wastes. Additional outreach in organics recycling regulation development and interpretation.
Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Office of Product and Industrial Standards
Donald Delorme
1100 Bank St, Room 402
PO Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
P: 804-371-2303
F: 804-786-1571
E: donald.delorme@vdacs.virginia.gov
W: www.vdacs.state.va.us
Information about Virginia regulatory requirements for product testing, labeling, and registration prior to product distribution for agricultural use.
Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality
Land Protection Division
Linda Richardson
PO Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
P: 804-698-4318
E: Linda.Richardson@deq.virginia.gov
Virginia contact for composting regulations.

For permitting questions, contact the regional office at
Virginia Nursery and Landscape
Association, Inc. (VNLA)

Jeff Miller
383 Coal Hollow Road
Christiansburg, VA 24073-6721
P: 800-476-0055
F: 540-382-2716
E: info@vnla.org
W: www.vnla.org
State trade association for garden centers, nursery growers, landscape designers, installation and maintenance contractors, greenhouses, and horticultural suppliers.
West Virginia Dept. of Agriculture
Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division
Herma Johnson, Director
1900 Kanawha Blvd
East Charleston, WV 25305
P: 304-558-2208
F: 304-558-3594
E: hjohnson@ag.state.wv.us
Information about West Virginia regulatory requirements for compost and soil amendments.
West Virginia University Extension Service
Tom Basden, Extension Specialist
1058 Agricultural Science Bldg
PO Box 6108
Morgantown, WV
P: 304-293-6131, ext. 4210
F: 304-293-6954
E: tom.basden@mail.wvu.edu
Extension program in best management practices, nutrient management planning, and manure management — specifically commercial farm composting of animal manures to improve marketability of animal wastes.

Information on fundamentals of compost production and utilization.


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.


Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.


August 4, 2011