1. Compost
  2. Mulch

Did you know that the City of Temple sells compost and mulch? We have Tri-Gro compost, which is a humus product produced by composting processed waste-water biosolids with wood products. Because it is carefully processed at temperatures higher than 133° Fahrenheit (55°Centigrade), it is free of weed seeds, plant diseases and pathogens.  The screened compost is tilled into the soil or used as a top dressing. It significantly increases the health of established lawns and bedded plants. 

When using unscreened Tri-Gro compost as a mulch it provides the benefits of a soil amendment and a mulch in one application. 

Why use Tri-Gro compost:

  • It will provide slow release nitrogen, making it readily available to plants longer
  • It will improve soil tilth, making digging and tilling easier
  • It will improve moisture retention, decreasing the frequency of watering
  • It will provide organic matter, incorporating micro-nutrients into the soil that commercial fertilizers can’t provide.
  •  It will normalize soil pH, making it good for both sandy and clay soil

Notice to Consumers

TriGro is a sewage sludge product which has been processed in a manner that meets all the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements of "uncontrolled use" as a soil conditioner and organic fertilizer.

The City of Temple recommends that it not be used for growing crops for human consumption (home vegetable garden). The use of this product should be restricted to areas such as lawns, flowers, and other home gardens.

 Product  Price Per Cubic Yard    Tax Added
 Cull $4.25  $4.60 
Unscreened Compost 



 Native Wood Mulch



 Screened Compost



 Cedar Mulch (when available)



Check or Money Order accepted

Loading Schedule

Wednesday 8am-4pm
Friday 8am-4pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month 8am-12pm
Closed Sundays/holidays
​Please call: (254) 939-6471

​Tri-Gro is not sold in bags.
It is purchased by cubic-yard and will be loaded into your truck.

Occasionally Tri-Gro products may run short in late spring and summer. Please call in advance.
  1. Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Physical Address
    2405 E 6th Street
    Belton, TX 76513