Available Products

Using local, recycled products is a benefit to your project and the environment.

Locally Made Compost

Pacific Organics Solutions is a part of the family of companies operated by C&S Waste Solutions. We sell lush compost and attractive landscape materials for residential and commercial use.

We sell the compost by the ½ yard and 1 yard at the following locations:

Ukiah Transfer Station & Recycling Center
3151 Taylor Drive, Ukiah
Mon – Sat, 8:00am to 4:00pm
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Lake County Transfer Station & Recycling Center
230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport
Mon – Sat, 7:30am to 4:00pm
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For bulk purchases, please call us at 707-234-6400, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to get more information. Special pricing is available based upon quantity needed.

Our Ingredients

Pacific Organics Solutions’ compost utilizes organic material from Northern California. The formula consists of recyclable food waste (10%) and green waste (90%) collected weekly in Mendocino and Lake Counties through curbside residential and commercial collections.

Composting turns this unwanted material into a valuable resource that is beneficial for general purpose gardening, farming, and landscaping. This product is also great for top soil, and a serves as a nourishing base product for mixing.

Our Process

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. Left alone, organic material will naturally decompose over time. At Pacific Organics Solutions, a controlled process hastens this natural decomposition of organics. It starts first with grinding and screening of raw food, green waste, wood, and dry branches.

When the organics material arrives at our facility, our employees sort the loads by hand and remove any contaminating items. Once the material has been thoroughly checked, it is ground in an electric grinder until the pieces average three inches or smaller in size.

Covered Aerated Static Pile

Pacific Organics Solutions utilizes Covered Aerated Static Pile (CASP) technology to make our compost. During the CASP process, the ground food and yard waste is piled in 12 foot high cement bunkers, covered to reduce emissions and odors, aerated to allow appropriate amounts of air and water to promote decomposition, and left to sit for four to six weeks.

This allows natural microorganisms to begin breaking down the green materials, which reaches high temperatures that help kill weeds, seeds, and pathogens and speeds up the decomposition process.

After the initial phase, the composting material is moved to another bunker to be turned and continue to break down for another two or three weeks.

Generally, decomposition is complete and compost is ready within two months after the process has started. The final compost product is screened again to assure that any leftover large pieces of woody material are removed.

The final product is a uniform, darkish brown, crumbly product that has an earthy aroma called “medium.” By using compost produced from discarded municipal food, green waste, and wood waste the recycling loop is genuinely closed and materials are diverted from landfilling. It is truly a sustainable practice.

The Benefits of Using Compost

Compost adds organic material to soils making these soils more productive and optimal for plant vigor. Compost helps sandy soils retain moisture and builds soil structure allowing plants to utilize natural nutrients in soil. This helps to reduce water consumption. In hard or clay soils, compost improves drainage. Compost improves aeration to the root zone of plants. Compost helps reduce topsoil erosion and minimizes the need for chemical fertilizers.

Application Guide:

Application rates will vary upon soil type. In general, two to three inches of compost tilled into the top twelve inches of soil will be sufficient for a healthy garden or planting area.

One (1) cubic yard will cover:

Inches Deep Square Feet
8 40
6 54
4 81
3 108
2 162

Construction Material

Pacific Recycling Solutions produces Class II Recycled Aggregate Base Rock in Sonoma County. The ¾’ material meets Cal Trans Spec. 26 and can be used in the following applications:

  • Building pads
  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Patios

Base rock is available for purchase by the ton at these locations:

Pacific Recycling Solutions
5900 Pruitt Avenue, Windsor
Mon – Fri, 7:00am to 4:00pm
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Lake County Transfer Station & Recycling Center
230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport
Mon – Sat, 7:30am to 4:00pm
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Ukiah Transfer Station & Recycling Center
3151 Taylor Drive, Ukiah
Mon – Sat, 7:30am to 4:00pm
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Please call 707-234-6400 for additional information.