Our Roots

Founded in 1992 by eco-enthusiast Patrick Geraty, St. Louis Composting has blossomed into the region’s largest compost producer. St. Louis Composting’s mission is to help make the world a little greener and reduce landfill waste by producing compost of the highest quality.

Together, our six composting facilities process roughly 600,000 cubic yards of green material annually – more than one-third of all yard waste generated in St. Louis County. In addition to composting yard trimmings gathered by the area’s major waste haulers, we receive and compost material collected from landscapers and homeowners.


St. Louis Composting is based in Valley Park, Mo. It is also home to a 26-acre composting facility which carries our full line of STA-certified compost, topsoil and soil blends and a variety of mulches. Our neighbors in the Metro East are similarly served by a 52-acre composting facility located just west of Belleville, Ill. A third facility on four acres in Maryland Heights, Mo. is a transfer station for neighborhoods in North and West St. Louis County and accepts yard waste including trees, limbs and brush. In the City of St. Louis, we operate a processing center and retail outlet on a 10-acre site off Hall Street in the Baden neighborhood. Our fifth facility is located in North St. Louis County sits on 19 acres. And finally added in 2014, our sixth facility is located in Pacific, Mo and is a 26 acre composting facility.