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Composting With The City Of McAllen

What Is Compost?

Compost is a mixture of organic residues such as leaves and brush that have been piled and allowed to undergo aerobic biological decomposition, a process called “Composting.”

Benefits Of Compost?

Compost provides plants with vital nutrients by improving microbial activity that helps release soil nutrients for plants. Composting is natural, it reduces and/or eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers that can be costly and potentially damaging to the environment.

How To Use Compost?

You can use compost as a mulch for your plants or to mix in a hole for a plant. Compost can also be mixed with some sand and soil to form potting soil for growing potted plants. You can also turn compost into top dressing for grass.

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About McAllen's Compost

Since 2004, the City of McAllen Composting Facility has been producing compost and mulch, earning numerous recognitions for Class A Compost.

Our compost is a Mixture of Ground Brush and Green Waste that is collected from the "Save the Greens" program!

The Goals Of McAllen’s Composting Facility

Our goal is to create, maintain and sustain an organic composting facility that:

  • Contributes to the reduction of organic material entering the landfill.
  • Contributes to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions (methane).
  • Converts organic waste into compost, an organic material that can be reused.
  • Produces taxable revenue to preserve sustainability and promotes local/regional support.
  • Complies with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Earns positive support from local residents.
  • Includes safety, health and environmental standards.

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