City of Maryville Water and Sewer free compost program has been well-received and we are currently out of product. We anticipate a restock in July and will announce availability at that time.
City of Maryville Water and Sewer will hold a special compost distribution day on Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Director Baron Swafford announced the return of free compost to individuals and wholesalers earlier this year. The product is available every Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. but the City will offer a special Saturday event on April 2 for those who are not able to visit the plant during the week.
The City’s wastewater treatment plant uses a state-of-the-art biosolids conversion process and mixes the resulting material with woodchips from the City’s electric utility tree-trimming waste. The material is aerated with a windrow turner and results in a rich, soil-like compost that can be used as a soil amendment. The process diverts up to 73,000 cubic yards of material from the landfill annually.
Maryville Utility Director Baron Swafford explained, “This product is an excellent amendment to improve soil nutrients. It meets all state and federal regulations and is classified as ‘class A, exceptional quality’ by the Environmental Protection Agency.”
Over the past several years, the product has become a highly desirable amendment to soils of backyard gardeners, landscapers, and even those looking to improve their grass growth.
Individuals may pick up compost on Saturday, April 2 or on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Maryville Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant – 4541 Wheeler Road, Louisville, Tennessee 37777. Any type of vehicle is allowed – from dump trucks to containers in trunks.
For more information, contact Maryville Water and Sewer at (865) 273-3300.
The City of Maryville Wastewater Treatment Plant is offering free compost to individuals for personal use on a first come, first served basis. The compost is an organic material made from wastewater solids, called biosolids. Biosolids are a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process. These waste materials are broken down by micro-organisms, excess water is drained and the solid material that remains is heat treated to remove pathogens. The biosolids are then mixed with wood chips in a composting process resulting in a rich soil amendment product.
Compost will be available for pickup on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Maryville Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, 4541 Wheeler Road, Louisville, TN 37777.
City employees will load a scoop of compost into the back of your truck or onto your trailer or you can bring your own bag(s) to fill. Free compost is available for pick up on most Wednesdays this fall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well. This is a special Saturday event for those who are unable to participate on Wednesdays.
For more information, visit our website: www.maryvillegov.com/biosolids-fertilizer-compost.html or call the Wastewater Plant Superintendent, Chris Hamrick at 615-693-9425.
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