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For compost availability, please call 704-484-6850 and press option #1 (before visiting our facility).



An on site composting facility is also a part of the daily operations of our wastewater treatment plant.  Approximately 1,200 tons of Class A/EQ (excellent quality) product is produced annually.  Not only is the compost totally organic, it is great to use on your lawn, plants, trees or gardens.  Compost is an excellent soil amendment to red dirt (clay), which is predominate in our area. 

Our composting facility uses storm debris (trees, limbs, etc.) and sludge to produce a quality product.  This process eliminates approximately 800 tons of debris taking up landfill space.

loading of compost



Compost can be picked up Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, and Saturday between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. If staff are not available to load the compost or compost is not available, a sign will be posted at the entrance gate.




First Broad River Wastewater Treatment Facility

1940 S Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152

(PO Box 207, Shelby, NC 28151-0207)

Phone: 704-484-6850 * Fax: 704-484-6872


Before construction, excavation or digging is done on your premises, call 811 to have underground utility owned lines located and marked.