Composting

The residents of the Borough of South Coatesville now have access to a yard waste drop off location at the Central Chester County Recycling Authority compost site located at 2240 Upper Gap Road, South Coatesville.

 

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Composting Naturally

 

Benefits of Compost

Promotes Soil Health

Compost supplies organic matter to soil, which attracts earthworms and stimulates beneficial soil microorganisms. Compost also performs the the following:

Increases soil water holding capacity

Increases soil nutrient retention

Improves soil tilth and friability

Improves soil drainage

Loosens heavy clay soils

Suppresses soil-borne plant pathogens (diseases)

 

Plant Nutrients

Although compost is not a fertilizer, it does contain many trace nutrients that are essential for plant growth. Nitrogen and phosphorus, mostly in organic forms, are released slowly to plants and not readily leached from the topsoil.