OCRRA’s use of cutting-edge compost technology means you get access to stellar compost facilities and products.
OCRRA's products are great for use in gardens, window boxes, potted plants and on your lawn.
There are several easy ways to get compost and mulch.
1) Households can purchase a $15 site membership that allows:
Get a household membership today!
2) Commercial users or residents buying in bulk do not need a pass. They are charged on a volume-based scale or they can purchase it at one of the partnering retail locations listed below (starting in mid-April 2014).
Aspinall’s Tree Nursery and Landscaping
8797 E. Genesee Turnpike, Chittenango, NY 13037
4825 Hopkins Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
|Buyea's True Value Hardware
131 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035
|Gravina Gardens & Ace Hardware
4850 Buckley Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
Green Acres Garden Center
8389 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
6976 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078
Lee's Feed Store
207 Milburn Drive, Syracuse, NY 13207
|Manlius True Value Hardware
8225 Cazenovia Road, Manlius, NY 13104
Sollecito Landscaping Nursery
4094 Howlett Hill Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
|The Evergreen Mart
6278 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13206
T.J.'s Lawns Plus
16 Hoag Drive, Phoenix, NY 13135
(315) 458-LAWN (5296)
Watson Farms Landscaping & Garden Center
2778 U.S. 11, LaFayette, NY 13084
2400 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13219
What does that mean? It means OCRRA meets the US Composting Council's Seal of Testing Assurance guidelines. It means we guarantee that our compost is rigorously tested by third party laboratories and that it meets all DEC and EPA requirements.
In short, it means you are getting high-quality compost that does not vary from batch to batch. Check out our recent test results.
Did you know, you can only get STA compost in two places in NYS? That's right, and OCRRA's compost is the only STA compost created without the use of bio-solids! It is a locally sourced and locally produced compost sold at a price you can't shake a stick at!
Compost improves soil fertility and improves plant growth. Learn how much to apply to general plantings as well as lawn and turf by clicking here.
OCRRA operates two compost sites: Amboy and Jamesville. Both sites accept yard waste from the community and sell premium grade compost and mulch. The Amboy Site also accepts food waste from institutions and businesses.
Residents must unload their own yard waste. Please bring a shovel or pitchfork and containers that are easy to carry, such as 5-gallon plastic buckets. Yard waste must be dropped-off in the appropriate collection area.
Blacktop, concrete, dirt, garbage, glass, landscape fabric, lumber, metal, paper, plastic items (including bags), rocks, rubber, and soil. (Stumps and over-size tree trunks - greater than 24” diameter or longer than 12 feet - are prohibited at the Jamesville Compost Site, but can be accepted at the Amboy Compost Site).
Don’t know what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays? You can recycle it!
Most communities, including the City of Syracuse, provide a curb-side pick up for trees. They simply ask that you put your tree – no plastic bags, lights, tinsel, stands, or ornaments – at your curb during the scheduled pick-up time. Contact your town or village for more info.
Onondaga County residents can also bring their Christmas trees (and leaves and brush) to either of the OCRRA compost sites between Dec. 30, 2013 and Jan. 11, 2014. The sites are open Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday 9 am - noon. They are closed on Sundays.
There is no charge to deliver trees to either site. In the spring, the trees are ground into mulch that in turn can be used in gardens and landscaping.