FARMINGTON — A last chance to purchase locally brewed compost from Sandy River Recycling Association’s compost operation takes place this weekend.

Compost will be sold from the site off Dump Road from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23, 24 and 25.

Prices are at rock bottom as this year’s batch is not screened, meaning there may be a few items such as a plastic spoon from the college cafeteria still in it, an SRRA board member said in a release.

The compost consists of “food scraps collected from the cafeteria at the University of Maine at Farmington and the Mallett Elementary School. The scraps are mixed with manure from the Farmington Fairgrounds and leaves from the Farmington Public Works Department,” according to the SRRA website.

Compost is sold by the pickup truck load and in five-gallon buckets. The price is $15 a skid-steer bucketload or $3 to fill a five-gallon bucket.

While SRRA is closing down its eight-year old composting operation, it is expected to return as a UMF and community volunteer operation in the near future.

Contact 778-3254 for more information.


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