Click here for Public Health recommendations to protect our community from COVID-19

Click here for Guidance on large gatherings in the City of Appleton related to COVID-19

Click here for the City of Appleton's comprehensive informational page on COVID-19

Click here for the City of Appleton's updated policy on long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19

Compost Use

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
The compost process produces a rich, soil like material with many beneficial nutrients and conditioning properties. Appleton Compost nutrients are in a complex form which helps to slowly release the nutrients as the biosolids decay. This naturally occurring process creates a longer lasting supply of beneficial nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur than traditional chemical fertilizers and is available for plant uptake over a longer period of time which prevents nutrient run-off to our waterways. Appleton biosolids compost contains soil conditioning properties by increasing aeration, improving water retention, and beneficial bacteria that stimulates decay and increases soil organic matter. Biosolids compost has been successfully used in markets across the country from basic landscaping and gardening applications to large-scale site restoration and remediation. A few recent uses of Appleton compost have been for area landfill capping projects, community gardens, and lawn or turf establishment.

Create Healthy Landscapes with Biosolid Compost
Biosolid Compost Benefits
  • Improved soil structure and density
  • Increases infiltration
  • Improves water holding capacity
  • Supplies variety of macro and micro nutrients
  • Improves and stabilizes soil pH
  • Produces vigorous vegetation
Biosolid Compost Contains
  • Organic matter
  • Beneficial microbes
  • Plant essential macronutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc
  • Plant required micronutrients: Iron, Boron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, and Nickel
Advancing Sustainability
  • Extends municipal landfill life, reduces fuel consumption and expenditures by diverting organic materials from the waste stream
  • Cost savings by reducing the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides
  • Prevents erosion and silting on embankments parallel to creeks, rivers, and lakes
  • Bind and degrade specific pollutants
  • Organically derived
  • Locally made and renewable

Intended Uses for Biosolid Compost
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Erosion and pollution control
  • Lawn care and turf management
  • Agriculture
  • Construction

USCC Factsheet: Compost and Its Benefits

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer