Recology Organics – North Plains is located just west of Portland near Hillsboro. This site processes approximately 55,000 tons annually of yard trimmings and food scraps. The facility uses a state-of-the-art aerated static pile system to process organics efficiently. Our quality assurance program includes routine nutrient, metal, and pathogen analysis to ensure a high quality and consistent product that meets the needs of our customers. We also offer retail product options that includes compost, bark and soil blends.
Recology Premium Compost
A dark, nutrient-rich mulch containing millions of beneficial microbes that promote healthy plant life. Yard debris and food scrap feedstock are transformed into compost, then screened to sizes less than 5/8 of an inch and cured to ensure a mature finished product that will be most beneficial for all kinds of soils. This compost is OMRI listed for organic use and STA certified with the US Composting Council.
- Price: $20.00 per yard
- Uses: Best used as a soil amendment or ground cover. When used as a soil amendment and applied properly, it puts life back in your soil. We recommend thoroughly working the compost in with your existing soil at a ratio of approximately 2″ of compost with the top 8″-12″ of your soil. When used as a ground cover, it is an attractive alternative to barkdust that, unlike barkdust, feeds plants and soil while tending to maintain its color. Other benefits of the compost may include: moisture retention, erosion control, less soil compaction, better drainage and disease suppression.
A mixture of 80% premium compost and 20% sandy loam.
- Price: $26.00 per yard
- Uses: This is an extremely popular product used as a soil amendment for lawns and gardens. While you can plant directly into this product, we highly recommend mixing it with your existing soil. Planters mix is an excellent choice for people who want the benefits of the compost and need to add volume to their lawn or garden.
Sandy Loam (topsoil)
A mostly sandy soil containing portions of clay, silt and sand that is screened to an excellent consistency.
- Price: $34.00 per yard
- Uses: Great for filling in holes or for use as a soil amendment to assist clay soils in drainage. We do not recommend planting into the sandy loam as it has little nutritive value and tends to compact over time.
Don’t see what you need on this list? We do custom blending of any of our products. Please call the office for a quote on a custom soil blend.
Fresh ground fir bark screened to ¾” and smaller. Dark and bright red are available.
- Price: $28.00 per yard
- Uses: Topdressing in planting beds and around lawns