I had the opportunity to tour the Cedar Grove composting facility in Maple Valley and all I can say is WOW! I was so impressed with the process, but most importantly the people. Cedar Grove is a third-generation family-owned local business. You can tell the company takes pride in every aspect of the infrastructure from the ground up (pun intended) through the ranks of employees. They take care of the process, the product, their employees, and the community.
We learned a ton on our 1.5-hour tour! There is a difference between dirt, soil, mulch, and a huge process to get to the end product which is ready for retail in about 17 months. The biggest take-aways to share with the community were, be cognizant of your yard waste contamination and do your best to support the full circle of the process; compost your food scraps and green waste then purchase composted products. We are very fortunate to live in an area that supports Cedar Grove.