MES operated composting facilities in Prince George's and Montgomery County turn yard waste into Leafgro®, a soil amendment product sold at retailers throughout Maryland.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that 18% of the total weight of municipal solid waste is yard waste. When the leaves fall, that percentage can soar to 35-40%. Maryland Environmental Service offers yard waste composting services to turn yard waste into the popular soil amendment, Leafgro®. At MES-operated composting facilities, communities turn their grass and leaves into a resource, rather than a waste.
Leafgro® has been used to enhance Washington-Baltimore area landmarks, such as FedEx Field, Raven’s Stadium, Oriole Park, and the Vice President’s Residence.
MES has a network of retailers that sell Leafgro® compost. Revenue from the sale of this material is returned to the client to offset the cost of the composting operation. Click here to find a retailer near you.
For more information about composting facility operations, please contact Steve Tomczewski
The facility produces and sells both bulk and bagged Leafgro®. The facility processes about 69,000 tons of material a year and sells about 500,000 bags of Leafgro® and 42,518 yards of bulk Leafgro® per year. Tours are available upon request.