Compost Facility

VPPSA Compost Facility
145 Goodwin Neck Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692

Open Monday – Saturday  8:00AM until 4:00PM

Facility Information
Who Can Use the Facility?
Products and Prices
Acceptable Yard Waste

If you are a commercial customer and would like to open a VPPSA account, please click here.

Facility Information

VPPSA has operated the 22-acre facility on Goodwin Neck Road since its inception in 1994.  The facility has a staff of eight personnel who together with Hampton, Poquoson and York County, process over 30,000 tons of vegetative yard waste annually.

The Compost Facility receives brush, leaves, grass and other vegetative material from city and county vehicles, residents, and commercial customers.  The materials are separated by type and then processed into our compost & mulch products.

During the decomposition process, leaves and grass are continuously aerated and monitored for temperature.  Larger materials are ground into mulch using the facility’s grinder.  Once  ground, this material is then cured in large static piles for a minimum of three months. During this time the material will reach temperatures of over 180°F, effectively removing pathogens, weed seeds, insects and residual insect larvae.

For more information on compost, both in commercial and residential applications, please click here. Click here for an article on the benefits and uses of compost (written by VPPSA and the US Composting Council).

Who Can Use the Facility?

To Purchase Products:

Anyone, residential or commercial, may purchase products from the Compost  Facility. See the list of products and prices for more information.

To Dispose of Yard Waste Materials

  • Residents of the City of Hampton,Poquoson and York County residents who subscribe to the County’s trash program may dispose of yard waste materials at the facility. 
  • Businesses (without an account), York County residents who do not subscribe to the County’s trash program, and residents from any community may also dispose of yard waste materials at the facility, but will be charged as follows:

Businesses with an account can use the scale and will be charged the per ton cost.

Products and Prices:

►Compost: used to improve any soil or growing medium $22.00 per cubic yard
►Soil Blend: a blend of soil, VPPSA compost and fine mulch in quantities which resemble natural topsoil. This material is good for improving the soil in gardens and lawns, or as a potting soil in container gardens $24.00 per cubic yard
►Reground Mulch: pieces larger than 1/2 inch $14.00 per cubic yard
►Mulch Fines: pieces smaller than 1/2 inch $10.00 per cubic yard
►Colored Mulch: red and brown $30.00 per cubic yard
Firewood, when available, is $10.00 for all you can load.
Firewood is not available at this time.

Acceptable Yard Waste

We will accept:
Unbagged leaves and grass clippings, and branches, brush and other tree parts that are less than 10 feet in length and 24 inches in diameter (sorry, no stumps.)

We will not accept:
Processed wood, landscape timbers, or materials that contain trash, excessive amounts of dirt, metal, concrete or any other contaminant.  All incoming loads will be inspected by the Customer Service Representative to help ensure a high quality end product.  Thanks for your help in enforcing this policy. 


Following is a list of available haulers for VPPSA materials:

Company Contact Phone Delivery Capability
Anderson Trucking Chris Anderson 804-399-6870 30+ yards
Hudson Nursery Mike Hudgins 804-725-6452 10 yards
Hurricane Hauling Travis Smith 804-815-6567 15-20 yards
Knight Farms Chris Knight 757-650-3493 5 yards
The Stone Quarry Paul 757-722-9653 5+ yards
Tractor Worx Arnold Smith 757-810-6820 5-12 yards

The VPPSA Compost Facility has compiled this list of available haulers. Please share your experience with us, either positive or negative, to help us in making sure others enjoy a positive experience.

Administrative Office
475 McLaws Circle, Suite 3B
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Fax 757-259-9855

Field Office and Maintenance Facility
480 Clancie Road
Shacklefords, Virginia 23156
Fax 804-758-4263

Compost Facility
145 Goodwin Neck Road
Yorktown, Virginia 23692
Fax 757-898-0641