You are welcome to pick up soil by the cubic yard any time during our business hours -- no appointment needed.
Summer Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9 - 4. During the months of July & August we are CLOSED ON MONDAYS.
The Manure Compost is $82 per cubic yard. It weighs 1200 lbs and most trucks can carry just one yard. Bigger, newer model trucks can carry two.
Please email or call us for other soil product info and pricing, or if you would like to arrange for a delivery.
Bulk Delivery in Vermont:
We can arrange for bulk soil deliveries to every town in Vermont.
We contract with local trucking companies that can carry 1 - 40 yards of soil, depending on the size of the truck and the weight of the soil.
Please email or call us for delivery rates and quantity pricing.
Bulk Delivery to: MA, ME, NH, RI, CT, NY, NJ and PA
Please email or call for delivery rates and quantity pricing.
The minimum the trucking companies deliver bulk outside of Vermont is 20 cubic yards. We can only ship bulk soils to the states listed above.
Please call or email us to place an order or use the form
below to request an estimate.
*To accept delivery of a pallet or sling bag your location needs to be a commercial/business address that can accommodate a 53' tractor trailer. Your location will need to have equipment to unload the pallets or sling bags or the truck can utilize a liftgate for an additional fee. Use of the liftgate is not available if you order 10 or more pallets or sling bags. The trucking company cannot ship pallets or slings to residential addresses.
If you would like to purchase any of Vermont Compost's soil products in bulk by the cubic yard, you are more than welcome to come with your pick-up truck or call us to arrange for a delivery. The minimum we sell is one cubic yard. We only fill trucks with open beds (no caps, ladder racks are okay). We do not load bulk into cars or vans.
If you are looking for our bagged products we ask that you visit a local retailer.
We are open for loading Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday. We are open Saturdays during the month of May from 9am - 2pm.
Please visit our FAQ page, our blog or our products page for more information about our business and the soil products we produce.
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Vermont Compost sells wholesale, (bulk by the cubic yard, by the pallet, or by 2 sling bags).
If you're looking for individual bags, please try one of these retailers. We recommend calling retailers to be sure they have the soil you need in stock.
Here is a link to a map of the retailers to help you find one near you - https://drive.google.com/open?id=14hDaBFNydIeXZxNP...
We are open for loading from 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday
We are open from 9am - 2:00pm Saturdays in May
We are closed Mondays in July and August
Holidays we are closed: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
No. All of our bulk soil products and bagged product in full pallet quantities are sold directly from:
Vermont Compost Company
1996 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
We have multiple retailers that sell our bagged products in less than pallet quantities. Please click here for a list of retailers.
Central Supplies is the only retailer that carries our bulk screened compost:
839 VT ROUTE 12
Randolph, VT 05060
No. Vermont Compost sells wholesale – bulk by the cubic yard and bagged by the pallet. If you need less than a pallet quantity of soil (one pallet is equal to 80 20-quart bags or 35 60-quart bags), please visit one of our retailers or order from one of our catalog or on-line sellers. Both can be found here.
No. We only sell bulk by the cubic yard or pallet quantities. Your truck or trailer must be capable of handling a minimum of one yard of bulk product or one full pallet. Bags of soil (6-quart, 20-quart, and 60-quart) are found at local retailers.
Vermont Compost Company will only load soil by the cubic yard, into the back of pickup trucks and trailers. We use wheel loaders with one cubic yard buckets – there is no shoveling required.
One yard of compost weighs 1200 lbs. Most standard pick-up trucks can carry one to two yards depending on the truck's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (info can usually be found on the inside driver side door of your vehicle).
We cannot load soil into containers, cars, vans, or into trucks that have caps. We do not sell bulk soil in quantities less than one cubic yard.
We ask all visitors to please keep animals inside their vehicles. The farm dogs at Vermont Compost Company are trained to protect the farm and chickens. They are working farm dogs and are very territorial.
Before visiting our farm, please be sure your vehicle is not leaking fluids (gasoline, diesel, brake, transmission, coolant, etc). We ask that trucks arrive clean without any soil-contaminating residuals in the bed (eg. road salt, hay chaff, gasoline, etc). Bringing a tarp to put both under and over the soil will be helpful to you during transport and unloading.
For your safety, we ask that all humans exit the vehicle while it is being loaded.
Yes. You will find three bins at our lower driveway under the sign reading "Household Compost Drop Off." Two bins receive food waste and one bin contains a soil blend you can use as a cover material to control moisture and odor. Please deposit your food waste and then sprinkle a scoop of the "cover material" on top.
We accept all kitchen scraps including: meat and bones, unbleached coffee filters and tea bags.
We DO NOT accept: Plastics of any kind (“compostable” or otherwise), PLU stickers, wood ash, leaves, grass clippings, any paper products or “compostable” plates, bowls, cups, or flatware, or any non-Vermont Compost potting soil from ornamental plants.
Yes. We also take brush, tree limbs, and stumps, which we use for hügelkultur-inspired land building on our site.
Please call ahead to make arrangements to drop off your yard waste: 802-839-6014
Use our handy coverage calculator to determine how much Manure Compost or Compost Plus you need to amend a bed or how much Perennial Blend you need to fill a raised bed.
Use our Pot Filling Chart to determine how many yards or bags you need to start your seeds!
No. Sterile means devoid of life. Healthy compost and potting soil contains the living biota necessary for successful soil and plant life.
Our compost is comprised of carefully sourced, high-quality ingredients: a fully mature composted blend of bovine, equine, and avian manures, hardwood bark, late cut hay, spoiled silage, animal bedding, and food residuals. We blend biodynamic preparations and mature compost to inspire bacterial and fungal activity. Free of live weed seed, never any sewer sludge. Manure Compost is approved for use on certified organic farms and forms the base of all Vermont Compost soil mixes.
All ingredients used in Vermont Compost Company products are approved for certified organic production. Our composting process meets the National Organic Program (NOP) standard requirements and our products are approved by the Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF), the certification branch of NOFA-VT. Our customer base includes over 400 professional certified organic growers.
Our compost is typically aged between eight and twelve months at point of sale.
We hear about "mold" issues in the early spring, when conditions are still cold and dark. A linen-white fluffy presence is normal and beneficial. The white growth is an actinomycetal flush which is non-pathogenic and will disappear. We recommend that your plants go into the nighttime hours as dry as possible.
You can learn more about actinobacteria here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Yes. We go to great lengths to ensure our compost and potting soil is weed free. Other weed spores may drift across our exposed piles, but do not survive turning, weeding, and screening intervals. In order to avoid contamination during transportation, we ask customers to thoroughly clean their truck beds before loading.
Some of our input stream is certified organic, some is not. Regardless of non-organic input, by the time our compost and potting soil reaches maturity they are approved by VOF (Vermont Organic Farmers) for use in organic production.
Yes. We perform plant germination and growth performance tests (plant "bio-assays") on all composts and soil mixes before we release them to customers. We also perform lab tests in-house to determine EC (electrical conductivity), pH, and NO3 (Nitrate) levels. We regularly send samples to outside University labs for total nutrient and saturated paste analysis, which provides additional information and corroboration of our in-house tests. Each compost has a batch number which follows it from the assembly of raw materials, through process, invoicing, and delivery to the customer. Temperature and time of turning data are tracked to prove compliance with the National Organic Program (NOP) and Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF), the certification branch of NOFA-VT.
It is best to blend our compost with other soil, keeping the balance less than 50% compost. Our compost is best used as a soil amendment, not as a complete growing medium. If you need a complete growing medium, try Fort Vee, Fort Light, or Perennial Blend.
Compost Plus is a nutrient-boosting soil amendment. Add a handful to any plant (or more for larger plants) -- indoor containers, raised beds, flowers, and fruits or make a slurry tea of Compost Plus and use it for watering. This blend will not burn plants/roots.
Please call us for a consult. 802-223-6049
Roughly 1-3 inches. Use our soil coverage calculator to help you to determine how much you need.
Vermont Compost Company accepts food waste from schools, restaurants and businesses. Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District handles the trucking and billing accounts for food residual generators. Please contact them directly at 802.229.9383
Not directly. We accept household and restaurant food residuals, therefore, we cannot offer a peanut-free guarantee.
No. We do not accept bag returns due to the potential for contamination.
No. All of our soils contain animal manures.