Innovative Composting


Composting/Re-cycling Green Waste: At Duncan Family Farms®, we are turning unwanted tree trimmings, grass clippings, wood chips, and farm animal manure into life-giving, nutrient rich compost.  In fact, we operate one of the largest privately run composting programs in the Southwest on our farm. Through this extensive and comprehensive composting program we are able to take large quantities of waste from local dairies, horse farms, and other sources and turn it into natural fertilizer. Once on our farm, this ‘waste’ that might otherwise become a nuisance to nearby residents is quickly broken down and used to create healthier soil in which to grow our crops. Our farm also receives truck-loads of tree trimmings, grass clippings and wood chips from local municipalities. We are able to take this waste that would otherwise end up in the local landfill and recycle it in a couple of ways. The tree trimmings and grass clippings are added to our compost piles and help create a natural fertilizer. The wood chips are spread on roadways and in our farm yard, which helps to reduce dust and improve the overall appearance of our farm.


We have added a green waste receiving yard where we can now accept anyone’s green waste for a nominal fee that is less than what you would pay to take it to a landfill. Need to dispose of some green waste? Don’t take it to the dump, bring it to us! Contact us for information on setting up a drop off appointment at 623.935.5319. Our green waste facility is located at 5239 N. Sarival Road, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. In the future we are looking to add locations at each one of our other farms located in Yuma, AZ, Imperial Valley, CA, New Cuyama, CA, Merrill, OR, and Brockport, NY.

From Green Waste, To Leafy Greens….