Product Price List

The following products are sold at the Recovery Operations Center. Products are sold in multiples of cubic yards but a half cubic yard can be purchased for half the listed price. A cubic yard will fill a full size pickup truck. No products are sold bagged.

Compost


Our compost is made from leaves and pine needles collected through the city's annual leaf collection program. Compost is useful as a soil amendment and can be added by top dressing the lawn or garden with 1" - 2" of product or by tilling into the soil (up to 4"). When tilled in, compost improves drainage in clay soils and increases moisture retention in sandy soil.

Our compost is sold in two grades, screened and unscreened. Screening removes more unwanted materials and produces a richer and more visually appealing product.

Mulch


Our mulch is made from brush, limbs and logs collected through the city's Bulk Waste Program. Although most frequently used to enhance the appearance of flower beds, mulching also decreases moisture loss from evaporation and helps to inhibit weed growth. It is used throughout the city on highway medians and roadside plantings to surround trees and shrubs.)

Mulch is also sold in two grades, first grind and second grind. The second grind is more refined with smaller pieces and is generally more aesthetically pleasing.

Leaf Mulch


Leaf mulch consists of leaves that have been ground but have not been put into composting piles or mechanically turned and therefore has not decomposed into compost. It can be used as a cover in beds and as it breaks down, it will provide nutrients to the soil. (Currently not available)

Earth-n-Rich Blend


A blend of mulch fines, compost and soil, Earth-N-Rich blend has proven to be useful in top dressing of yards to help establish new seed. This may be used as a supplement or replacement for top soil. This blend contains uncomposted wood fiber (mulch fines). It may be desirable to add some nitrogen fertilizer to areas where it is used. This will improve greening and help to offset the natural nitrogen draw down that occurs as wood fibers decompose. (Currently not available)

Fuels Blend


This is a very rough mulch grind with some leaves added which has not been reground. It is generally unsuitable for gardens or landscaping. It is normally used by businesses as a fuel for energy generation. We sell this primarily as a way of clearing out excess yard material collected from residences.

Product Price List


Effective September 6, 2016. Prices include Virginia state sales tax. Products are normally sold in multiples of cubic yards but a half cubic yard can be purchased for half the listed price.
Product Price Per Cubic Yard (CY) Product Availability
First grind mulch *
$6.00
In stock
Second grind mulch
$10.00
In stock
Unscreened compost
$6.00
In stock
Screened compost
$10.00
In stock
Leaf Mulch
$4.00
In stock
Earth-N-Rich
$28.00
Not available
Fuels Blend
$4.24
In stock

* Newport News residents can get first grind mulch for free if the resident loads it themselves.