Compost Business - Is There More To It Than This?
I've been in the lawn care industry for 28 years and do leaf removal in the Fall. I collect tons of leaves and dump them on my 2 acre property in the woods. Even though I've got some great leaf compost in my back woods, I would like to do more with the decomposing leaves. If possible, I would love to start a compost business and reap the rewards.
My thought was to collect leaves, put them in windrows and turn them until they've broken down into compost. But then what? Would I sell by bulk or bag it? Is there more to it?
I also have a connection with a farmer and would like to know how to present this business opportunity to him. On a larger scale, I've seen larger equipment for shredding leaves, I believe Kemp was one.
I would like to hear some of the tribe's input.
Ever so grateful,
Updated - Dec. 18-2011
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Compost Junkie Dave