Monday, October 1, 2012

Compost Giveaway Saturday

From the Press Release from the City:

Gardeners and yard enthusiasts who participate in the City of Wichita Falls Curbside Composting Program can receive a FREE load of compost at the Wichita Falls Organics Facility during the Sanitation Department’s Fall Compost Giveaway. 

The giveaway is Saturday, October 6th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Wichita Falls Landfill on Wiley Road. The compost will be loaded for participants with a limit of one pickup truck or 4x8 trailer load per person. Participants must provide a City of Wichita Falls water bill showing the $3.00 recycling program charge. All loads must be covered. This is a state law. Sanitation employees are required to see the participants cover material before loading the compost. No dump trucks, commercial vehicles or over-sized trailers will be loaded. For commercial operation compost purchases please contact the Wichita Falls Sanitation Department at 761-7977.

Directions to the landfill are: take Seymour Highway Southwest toward Seymour to Highway 258, located at the Kamay “Y,” proceed West on Highway 258 toward Kamay approximately one mile to Wiley Road and turn right (North) travel two miles and you will see the entrance to the landfill.

Uses for compost 
Compost contains nutrients, but is not a substitute for fertilizers.  Compost holds nutrients in the soil where all plants can use them, loosens and aerates clay soils, and retains water in sandy soils.   
As a soil amendment 
Mix two to five inches of compost into vegetable and flower gardens each year before planting. 
As a potting mixture 
Add one part compost to two parts commercial potting soil, or make your own mixture by using equal parts of compost and sand or perlite. 
As a mulch 
Spread an inch or two of compost around annual flowers and vegetables, and up to six inches around trees and shrubs. 
As a top dressing 
Mix finely, sifted compost with sand and sprinkle evenly over lawns.

1 comment:

  1. Organic gardening and organic food had been the current trend for those who are committed to healthy lifestyle. Composters are a huge help to farmers and to consumers.

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