Home Composting

We encourage home composting as a way of diverting green waste (leaves, branches, and yard trimmings) from the landfill. Grass clippings actually assist with decomposition in the landfill and increase methane, which is turned into power for homes. Keeping bulky organic material out of the landfill helps save valuable landfill space and helps us reduce the amount of time our trucks are on the roads, which helps everyone’s air quality and the environment.

Salt Lake Valley Landfill and TransJordan Landfill have composting and mulch operations. Residents can purchase high-quality compost from either location. If you have the space, you can make your own compost and dramatically improve your home garden.

Home composting flyer and tips from USU Extension Services


Leaf composting

Composted manure for fertilizer is available for pickup at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park located at 11400 South 2200, West South Jordan, Utah. Call them at (385) 468-1600, or email them at ep-front@saltlake-equestrian.com, for rates and pick-up times. Delivery is not available.