Compost Facility

The City operates its own compost facility located at the Public Works Service Center. Quality wood chips and leaf compost are offered at a reasonable price to the public. Leaf compost is not topsoil; however, it can be used as an enhancement to topsoil.

PLEASE NOTE

Screened compost and wood chips are now available!


Compost Purchasing Process


The City of Sanford prefers that the public pay for compost using Visa or Mastercard (debit/credit). This contactless option allows faster and more efficient service. Cash and check payments can be made to customer service located at 225 E Weatherspoon Street.

Customers can pay for and pickup their compost at the Public Works Service Center, located at 601 N. Fifth Street in Sanford. 

Compost Delivery


The City of Sanford does offer compost delivery within Sanford's city limits. To schedule a delivery, call the Public Works Service Center at 919-775-8247.

Item
Cost
 
Screened Compost
$12.50 per pickup load
1.5 cubic yards
$22.50 per bucket load
3 cubic yards
Unscreened Compost
$7.50 per pickup load
1.5 cubic yards
$12.50 per bucket load
3 cubic yards
Wood Chips
$7.50 per pickup load
1.5 cubic yards
$12.50 per bucket load
3 cubic yards
Delivery Fee (per trip)
$20 in city limits
$32.50 county/outside city limits

Due to weight limitations on our trucks, 2 buckets are the maximum amount for deliveries. Some deliveries may require more than one trip to a residence. Fees are charged per trip. Deliveries are taken no further than Lee County line. 

Pickup Load- ½ Bucket (1.5 cubic yards)

  • 1750 to 1900 lbs. for compost
  • 800 to 900 lbs. for wood chips

Full Loader Bucket (3 cubic yards)

  • 3,500 to 3,800 lbs. for compost (depending on wet or dry consistency product could weigh more) 
  • 1,600 to 1,800 lbs. for woodchips

**Price of compost and wood chips includes NC sales tax.