VPPSA Compost Facility
145 Goodwin Neck Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692
Open Monday – Saturday 8:00AM until 4:00PM
Changes effective September 1, 2016
Cash will no longer be accepted for payment for delivery of yard waste for commercial customers and residential users not from Poquoson or Hampton, or from York County residents who do not subscribe to the County’s Basic Service as noted below. Click here for payment options.
Residents of Poquoson and Hampton may continue to deliver yard waste at no charge; York residents who are subscribers to the County’s Basic Service for both solid waste and recycling collections and are current in payment for such services may also drop off their personal yard waste at no charge. York County residents with any questions may contact York County Solid Waste Management at
VPPSA has operated the 22-acre facility on Goodwin Neck Road since its inception in 1994. The facility has a staff of eight personnel who together with Hampton, Poquoson and York County, process over 30,000 tons of vegetative yard waste annually.
The Compost Facility receives brush, leaves, grass and other vegetative material from city and county vehicles, residents, and commercial customers. The materials are separated by type and then processed into our compost & mulch products.
During the decomposition process, leaves and grass are continuously aerated and monitored for temperature. Larger materials are ground into mulch using the facility’s grinder. Once ground, this material is then cured in large static piles for a minimum of three months. During this time the material will reach temperatures of over 180°F, effectively removing pathogens, weed seeds, insects and residual insect larvae.
To Purchase Products:
Anyone, residential or commercial, may purchase products from the Compost Facility. See the list of products and prices for more information.
To Dispose of Yard Waste Materials:
- Residents of the City of Hampton,Poquoson and York County residents who subscribe to the County’s trash program may dispose of yard waste materials at the facility.
- Businesses, York County residents who do not subscribe to the County’s trash program, and residents from any community may also dispose of yard waste materials at the facility, but will be charged at a rate of $38 per ton.
We will accept:
Unbagged leaves and grass clippings, and branches, brush and other tree parts that are less than 10 feet in length and 24 inches in diameter (sorry, no stumps.)
Processed wood, landscape timbers, or materials that contain trash, excessive amounts of dirt, metal, concrete or any other contaminant. All incoming loads will be inspected by the Customer Service Representative to help ensure a high quality end product. Thanks for your help in enforcing this policy.
The VPPSA Compost Facility has recently joined the U.S. Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program. This program requires compost producers to regularly test their products through an approved STA laboratory.
As a participant, VPPSA is required to make test results available to any person upon request, using the STA program’s “Compost Technical Data Sheet”. This sheet includes directions for product use, a list of product ingredients and analytical test results.
For more information on the STA program, and other participating composters in the state of Virginia, contact the VPPSA Compost Facility or the US Composting Council at: www.uscompostingcouncil.org.