Have you seen our community gardens? The abundance of vegetables and salad greens are due to great soil! You too, can have great soil by purchasing locally made compost from the High Country Compost Facility at the landfill near Keystone. Nutrient-rich compost starts at $19 a cubic yard. Compost meets all STA Class I certifications. For more info about the High Country Compost product, please click here or contact 970-468-9263 x 0.
The High Country Compost program was developed in conjunction with the Snake River & the Upper Blue wastewater treatment plants to deal with our pine beetle epidemic and to divert biosolids and food waste from the landfill. The High Country Composting Facility produces High Country Compost (HCC) is made with biosolids and food waste. It is then mixed with chips from mountain pine beetle kill – one solution to deal with a substantial amount of the tree kill. The two products are equally great for soil amendments.
Summit County Government has graciously donated compost and soil from the High Country Compost operations to the Summit Community Garden Network. The unique closed-loop system includes compost collected from zero waste events, school lunch waste, and participating restaurants into a nutrient-rich soil that is contributed back to the community through local community garden projects.