Clemson Compost is a multipurpose compost made right from the organic waste of Clemson’s campus. Food waste from dining halls, sports arenas, academic buildings and student housing is diverted to our composting facility, Cherry Crossing Research Center. Organic material is then broken down by native bacteria and fungi through controlled aerobic decomposition. This helps reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers and replenishes ingredients and improves soil health. Compost is perfect for use in your garden, lawn, planters or landscaping as potting soil, mulch, fertilizer or topsoil. The possibilities are endless: get yours today.

Where to Pick Up?

Once purchased, compost can be picked up at the 📍 Cherry Crossing Composting Facility located on 2182 West Queen Street. Questions about purchasing or pickup? Call us at (864) 364-1260.

Amateur Gardening

Example of amateur composting

Compost offers a plethora of advantages to your everyday gardener. It improves soil structure, provides a balanced source of plant nutrients, and stimulates beneficial organisms. Research shows that compost improves the ability of tomatoes and other vegetables to fight against common diseases and can improve flavor and nutrition. By composting you are investing in the long-term prosperity of your garden and are making for more natural, healthy foods.

Professional Use

Example of professional use

The use of compost among farmers and landscapers has grown increasingly popular over the past few years as people seek more cost-effective and sustainable methods of maintaining their land. Compost provides essential ingredients to plants, which allows them to grow at a healthier rate. The increased reliability of the land will in turn cut costs for the long term.

Environmental Benefits

Example of environmentally friendly composting

Composting provides a range of environmental benefits, including improving soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, food waste and the waste stream, and helping to conserve water.

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