Compost is a nutrient-rich soil amendment or fertilizer made from decomposed organic materials such as food, manure, yard waste and other compostable materials. Organic materials in landfills are one of the largest contributors of methane gas, and are also some of the easiest materials to recycle and compost.
In Nebraska, yard waste is banned from landfills, which saves 150,000 tons of yard waste from going to the landfill annually. It is often mixed with sewage sludge and made into compost available to the public. Many municipalities have also added food waste to their compost operations. Click on your city below, or contact your local municipality for more information.
Nebraska Compost Service Providers
The following companies are compost producers in their general geographical areas:
- Lincoln: LinGrow, Waste to Energy Lincoln
- Firth/Lincoln: Prairieland Dairy
- Gretna/Omaha: Hillside Solutions
- Hershey: Bio-Ag Solutions
- Grand Island: Smart Soil, LLC
Everything you wanted to know about composting is at the US Composting Council: www.compostingcouncil.org
NRC’s Community Materials Management Toolkit contains many resources for the compost industry, municipalities, community groups, and homeowners interested in composting.