Municipal Yard Waste Composting
Finishing and Storing Compost
Using the windrow-and-turn method, compost will usually be ready in about ten months. Compost is finished if:
When active composting is complete, the material should be moved to large curing and storage piles for at least 45 days to allow for final stabilization.
Compost can be screened to remove contaminants and make the product more uniform. Screening is optional, however, and depends on the end use of the compost.