Landscaping Materials Available at Landfill
Compost – currently unavailable
Compost contributes nutrients and beneficial life to the soil structure. Compost contains humanic substances that increase microbial activity and may depress resident (root) pathogenic fungi.
Using Compost as a Mulch: On Flower and vegetable beds, apply 1″ 3″ over entire bed
On Lawns: Spread compost in 1/4″ -1/2″ layers after thatching, aerating, or reseeding.
Erosion Control: Best used with our “green tree chip” spread 2” -3″ deep over exposed slopes or erosion prone areas.
In flower and vegetable beds and ground covers:
Amend soils by mixing compost thoroughly into the top “-12” of existing soil.
Compost Class ‘A’ $25.00/tonne
Compost Lot FRSCSTK09-1
Organic matter 30.4%
C:N ratio 12
S ppm 628
Mn ppm 71
N ppm 213
N % 1.21
Complete Certificate of Analysis and CCME requirements available upon request.
Crop yield is influenced by a number of factors in addition to soil fertility. No guarantee or warranty concerning crop performance is made by FRSC. Results reported on dry weight basis by A&L labs.
Green Wood Chip $40.00/tonne – currently unavailable
Green Chip is ground trees and branches, ideal for mulch, and reclamation projects. It is also used in our composting operation to provide carbon content mixed with grass.
Sandstone is from our landfill cell excavations that have been screened from our clay liner material. Sizes range from 150 mm to over 4 cu. metres. Unfortunately we do not load sandstone into private vehicles. For larger pieces please arrange for heavy equipment to load and transport.
Ground new drywall cut-offs make up our gypsum. This material is pH neutral which assists in correcting both acidic and basic soils. This ground material also contains the paper from the drywall which can be screened out and the gypsum used for use in potting soils or the paper left in flower and vegetable beds to naturally decompose.
Improves swelling clays;
Increases water retention in soil:
Improved hydraulic conductivity;
Improves water use efficiency:
Improves fruit quality and prevents some plant diseases:
Gypsum is preferred over lime for potatoes.
Decreases loss of fertilizer nitrogen to the air;
Keeps clay off root crops, bulbs and tubers:
Helps earthworms flourish.