Compost and Mulch

City of Greensboro White Street Landfill
2503 White Street
Greensboro, NC 27405

Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:50 am to 4:50 pm, and Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm

The White Street Landfill manages a compost operation and sells compost and mulch on site. To make a purchase, drive to the scalehouse window by 2 pm weekdays and before 12 noon on Saturdays for loading. Cash or local checks (Guilford County or connecting counties only; valid NC Drivers License required) are accepted; debit and credit cards are not.

Compost is available from April through October and mulch is available year round.

Costs to purchase compost or mulch:
Bulk / Dump Trucks - $20 per ton
Pickup Truck Load - $20 per load; pickup trucks with raised sides will be charged $20 per ton
There is no charge for leaf mulch.

Fees to drop off yard waste:
Cars - $10 per trip
All other vehicles - $40 per ton ($12 minimum)

The Process
The City's compost is made from residential yard waste, tree and grass clippings, and leaves. The process takes place on 10 acres in the White Street Landfill where the material is ground into two-inch pieces. It is then put in windrows where the temperature is monitored for three days to kill seeds and pathogens. The entire curing process takes 8-10 months.

After curing, the product is run through a screening process to separate the finer particles for compost. The finished product is piled and ready for loading. The City receives about 35,000 tons of raw materials each year and processes 24,000 tons into compost while the remainder is made into mulch.

Learn how to make your own compost.