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Compost

Picked-up: $28.00 /cubic yard

A recycled product derived from yard trimmings and other plant material. A great product to break up clay or compacted soils or to use as groundcover mulch.

 

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Description

Our base compost is derived from yard trimmings and other plant material. It is produced under controlled aerobic decomposition and is tested regularly to ensure the destruction of weed seeds and pathogens and to monitor NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium),  values. This product is dark brown to black in color, screened at 1/2″. It has a high organic content and a neutral pH. Use compost to break up clay or compacted soils, or to top dress gardens or flower beds.

Application: Add 3-4 inches and till into existing soil to a depth of 6-8 inches, or apply 2-3 inches when used as a top dressing.

Do you have soil questions? We Have Answers

We get it. Soil can be a complicated subject. We’re here to help! Email your soil questions to us at info@highwayfuel.com. We’ll have our soil specialist, Julia, reach out to you. With 15 years in the field, she will surely have some helpful tips for your project.

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Calculating Materials

Volume

1,728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot
27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard
7.5 cubic yards = 1 unit
One 5 gallon bucket = 0.67 cubic foot

Area

144 square inches = 1 square foot
9 square feet = 1 square yard
43,560 square feet = 1 acre

How much area will a cubic yard cover at a given depth?

At 1/2″ deep, 640 square feet
At 1″ deep, 324 square feet
At 2″ deep, 162 square feet
At 3″ deep, 108 square feet
At 4″ deep, 81 square feet
At 6″ deep, 54 square feet
At 12″ deep, 27 square feet

Material weights

Please note weights can vary due to moisture content.
Bark Mulch: 500-800 lbs/cubic yard
Compost: 800-1,100 lbs/cubic yard
Soils: 1,300-2,000 lbs/cubic yard
Gravel: 2,000-2,500 lbs/cubic yard
Sand: 2,000-2,300 lbs/cubic yard

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Volume of a Rectangle

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Our estimate planning tools are provided for your reference and convenience. Highway Fuel is happy to help, please call us at 503-363-6444 or email info@highwayfuel.com for assistance.