- $10/ton or $2/bag
- Compost is made from clean wood waste collected at Lexington County's Collection and Recycling Centers and at the Edmund Landfill and it is certified by the US Composting Council
- Compost is available year-round at the Edmund Landfill, located at 498 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073. The Landfill is open Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but customers purchasing compost are asked to arrive by 4 p.m. to allow time for loading and weighing out.
- Uncolored mulch -- $10/ton
- Colored mulch (red, brown and black) -- $45/ton Call for availability)
- Mulch is made from clean wood waste collected at Lexington County's Collection and Recycling Centers and at the Edmund Landfill
- Mulch is available year-round at the Edmund Landfill, located at 498 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073. The Landfill is open Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but customers purchasing mulch are asked to arrive by 4 p.m. to allow time for loading and weighing out.
Procedure for Purchasing Compost and Mulch
- Call (803) 755-3325 for availability of colored mulch before coming.
- If buying in bulk:
- Arrive at the Edmund Landfill by 4 p.m.
- Stop on the scale to have empty vehicle weighed.
- Truck or trailer will be loaded by landfill staff.
- Cross scale again to be re-weighed and to pay for amount purchased.
- If buying bags:
- Stop at the scale at the Edmund Landfill to request and pay for bags.
- Move to the parking lot or grinding area (depending on availability and amount desired) and load the desired number of bags.
- NOTE: Bags are also available at Lexington County Central Stores located at 415 Ball Park Rd. Mon-Wed-Fri 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4 p.m.
BUY a Compost Bin
- $50 each
- Stop at the scale to pay and then pull into the parking lot to load the bin.
- The bins have an 80 gallon capacity and are approximately 3' tall x 3' wide. They come in three pieces and fit easily into any vehicle for transportation and are easy to assemble.
Make Your Own Compost
What are you doing with your raw fruit and vegetable scraps? Your yard debris? Instead of throwing these items in the trash, consider composting them.
You've probably heard about it, but what exactly is composting? Composting is nature's way of recycling. Microorganisms break down organic material - like yard trimmings and food scraps - into a dark, crumbly, soil-like material that can be used for gardening and landscaping.
Your compost is free material for fertilizing your garden and lawn. It will improve your soil quality, retain water and improve water drainage.
Make your own BLACK GOLD !!
If you purchase a bin from Lexington County, you may be eligible for a home compost bin and thermometer while supplies last. To qualify, email email@example.com for instructions.
For specific instructions on backyard composting, see the following resources: