5575 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio, CA 94946.
415 662 9849
The 2019 free yard debris drop off dates are :
June 8th and 9th
July 6th and 7th
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
This is your opportunity for free and safe disposal of yard debris such as branches, grass and brush. No building materials, general debris or garbage and no palm trees please. Marin residents only! Proof of residency may be required.
The program is set up to remove vegetation/debris to create defensible space and increase the chances of their homes surviving a wildfire. Learn more.
Location: 5575 Nicasio Valley Rd., Nicasio. Across from the Nicasio Corporation Yard. See map
Marin County Board of Supervisors,
Marin County Fire Department & West Marin Compost
Seasonal Sale! From time to time we may offer seasonal products on sale. Check here for what may be available. Fall Special: There are currently no sales Note however that we have started a 20+ cubic yard discount on Tree Mulch, Ultra-Light Mulch and Path Mulch.
West Marin Compost is very pleased to announce that a proposal they wrote on behalf of the Lafranchi Dairy was awarded a $744,000.00 grant to convert the dairy from a wet flush manure collection system to a dry scrape system. Under the current system, water flushes manure out of the barns. The slurry enters a manure separator and the liquid runs into a manure pond. This liquid is like a manure tea, rich in nutrients and carbon. As a result, as the manure tea sits in the pond, methane is produced. The dry scrape system will eliminate the flushing. The nutrients will remain in the manure and very little manure water will enter the pond. What does enter the pond can be used to bring the compost to optimum moisture levels. The now more nutrient rich manure will enhance the compost produced. This is a win-win-win scenario for the dairy, the compost operation and the environment. http://www.marinij.com/business/20180212/west-marin-ranch-gets-grant-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas
West Marin Compost is constructing free wattles (for fire relief), which have been inoculated with mycelium to provide bioremediation for the fire affected lands in Sonoma County. The wattles, long 8″ diameter socks that are filled with straw, compost and mulch, will be placed in areas where the risk of run-off of water contaminated with oil, gas, pesticides, leaded paints, chemicals, etc. is a risk to the environment, particularly our water resources.
The Lafranchi Family have donated all of the straw bales from the Nicasio Pumpkin Patch. Gourmet Mushroom, Inc. is providing the fungi. Clean River Alliance transports the fungi substrate to our facility. Many volunteers are chipping in providing labor to put the whole package together with West Marin Compost providing compost, mulch, wattle socks, equipment, labor, coordination and transportation.
Volunteering is on hold. Stay tuned
How does it work? The wattles will provide erosion control by slowing down the water, allowing sediment to settle out and reducing the energy of the water. Compost in the wattles has the ability to immobilize heavy metals, thereby removing them from the environment. The microbes in the wattles see hydrocarbons (gas, oil, many pesticides) as a food source and will break them down. The added fungi are vey good in filtering out heavy metals, chemicals and hydrocarbons. We are building bioreactors, where nature can do its work to clean up.
Dairy manure separator solids are combined with approximately equal volumes of green and equestrian materials, formed into windrows on the composting pad and watered as needed. Any runoff from the compost area flows to the dairy’s liquid waste storage ponds. Windrows are managed in accordance with CAL Recycle (and Nicasio Blend under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP)) guidelines to reduce pathogens and weed viability to negligible levels. A mechanical screen is used to separate coarse from fine material at the end of the process.