RLV Community Compost Bulk Loading Program

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Bulk compost is not available until further notice.

When:   Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where:  Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility, 3700 Las Virgenes Road. MUST PAY FIRST at LVMWD headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road.

Charge: $8 per cubic yard. Pay by check or cash; exact change please.

FREE compost available Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., SELF-LOAD ONLY.

 

Vehicle Volume Capacity
*These are approximate values for pickups with a standard bed, loaded until the suspension is level, not overloaded. 1 scoop from the bucket loader holds 4 cubic yards.

Compact Pickups: Nissan, Toyota, Ranger Isuzu
Capacity: 1 – 3 cubic yards

Midsize Pickups: Dodge Dakota, Toyota Tundra 7 T100
Capacity: 2 – 3 cubic yards; *4 cubic yards with side boards

Full Size Pickups: Ford, Chevy, Dodge
Capacity: 4 cubic yards
    Standard 8 foot box: 4 cubic yards
    With side boards: 6 cubic yards
    ½ Ton Full size with four door crew cab: 2 cubic yards

Trailers: 5 x 10 box with side boards
    Capacity: 4 cubic yards

*Trailers and pickups come in various sizes and hauling capacities; the owner should be familiar with the safe weight capacity of each vehicle to be used.

Compost must be loaded into closed containers. All open bed trucks and trailers must cover the loaded material with a tarp before leaving the compost pickup facility.

How Do You Know It’s Good Compost?  (PDF - 467 KB)
RLV Community Compost Brochure (PDF - 687 KB)
The Story Behind the Flush & As it Cooks (PDF - 1.3 MG)

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