Analysis of Peel's Organic Compost
Compost is an earthy, thick, crumbly substance made from decomposing kitchen and yard waste. Known as nature's fertilizer, compost enhances plant growth and makes soil richer and healthier without harming our ecosystem.
Compost can be used at any time during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Compost can be used for topdressing, mulch/weed suppression, tree planting, flower beds, vegetable gardens, and lawn establishment.
Yard waste and household organic material collected from Region of Peel residents. The material is shredded and composted at an average temperature of 60 degrees Celsius (to kill pathogens and weed seeds) and screened to a ½ inch diameter.
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* Below Detectable Levels, Updated November, 2008
Guaranteed Minimum Analysis:
Organic Matter: 10%
Maximum Moisture: 55%
For more information or to ask about compost from the Peel Composting Facilty Program, contact Larry Conrad, P.Eng., Manager, Waste Operations, at 905-791-7800 Ext 3437.