Compost Available in Municipal Parking Lot

Compost is available for Beverly Hills residents for free in the municipal parking lot (18500/18550 W. 13 Mile Road). Compost is delivered to the Village from SOCRRA during the spring and summer months. 

Recommendation for use: Mix SOCRRA compost with native soil on a 50-50 basis. SOCRRA compost is an excellent addition and top-dressing for all gardens and lawns, and has been extensively used by local gardeners in Southeast Michigan. 

Benefits of using compost: 
  • Increases water-holding capacity of sandy soils
  • Enhances the permeability of clay soils
  • Slowly releases nutrients to plant roots
  • Improves soil structure and tilth 
  • Restores microbial populations
  • Suppresses certain soil-borne diseases
  • Prevents soil erosion
  • Degrades oils, pesticides, and other soil contaminates 
  • Binds heavy metals carried by storm water runoff