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2707 Railroad Ave
Davenport, IA 52802
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  • Business: 
    (563) 328-7225
  • Office Hours:
    Summer Hours (April - November) 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday and Sundays Except Holidays Winter Hours (December - March) 8:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday Closed Saturday and Sundays Except Holidays

"Made in the Quad Cities USA"
Compost FacilityThe Davenport Compost Facility recycles yard, garden and tree trimmings from the Cities of Davenport, Bettendorf and surrounding Scott County communities. These materials are processed to create environmentally safe and beneficial composted soil amendments and mulches. Each year the facility diverts 130,000 cubic yards of organic materials from the landfill.

The Compost Facility celebrated its 18th Anniversary on May 1, 2013. Since the facility opened on May 1, 1995, the facility has diverted 1,693,719 cubic yards of yard trimmings and 629,659 cubic yards of biosolids from entering the landfill and is equivalent to 2,328,696 cubic yards of landfill space saved. Today, the Compost Facility continues to be a great example of how Davenport Reduces, Reuses and Recycles.

What is Compost?
Compost is a dark crumbly humus like material high in organic matter and is the result of controlled biological decomposition of organic materials such as grass, leaves, food wastes, manures and biosolids (treated sewage sludge). While compost may resemble soil, it is used to improve the soil not replace it.

How is Compost Produced at the Facility?
Yard trimmings and biosolids are converted using a high technology aerated static pile composting system. High temperatures, greater than 145F, are reached during the composting process. This destroys weed seeds and pathogenic, or disease causing, organisms. The finished product is a premium quality compost product, high in nutrients soil and plants need. 

Where is Compost Sold?
Davenport's products are sold at the Davenport Compost Facility located at 2707 Railroad Avenue. Retailers also carry our products. Davenport has also been nationally and internationally recognized for its compost products and practices. This has resulted in sales to businesses, farmers and residents more than 500 miles away.

Why Use Davenport's Earth CycleTM Soil Builder 100% Compost?
High quality soils are the foundation for all successful garden, turf and landscape developments. Adding compost to your soil generally helps make almost all plants healthier. 

The composition of nutrients and organic matter found in Soil Builder compost helps retain moisture in sandy soils, breaks up clay in heavy soils, provides nutrients, improves drainage, reduces erosion and helps hold nutrients in the root zone so plants can use them. 

Seal of Testing Assurance
As a member of the US Composting Council's "Seal of Testing Assurance" program, the Davenport Compost Facility has a rigorous monitoring and testing program to ensure the highest quality products are produced. View lab analysis on our compost and soil amendment products.

Questions?  Contact us at 563.328.7225 or file a request for information.