My town has a compost facility and this year they’ve taken the finished compost to a much nicer site at one of the recreation facilities to make pickups easier. Too easy. And there's mulch, too.
It's risky behavior, I know. People have warned me. They say that it’s unclean. That it might be contaminated. That we “don’t know where it’s been.” I confess that I am attracted to this strange dirt for one primary reason: It’s free.
It may not be the cleanest or the finest or even the most fertile, but, I mean, just look at it. Black gold.
I can’t help myself. I’ve been seduced.
The Clarkstown Mulch and Compost Site is at Germonds Park, off Germonds Road in West Nyack.