Neches Compost Facility to close temporarily for week-long renovations

by Staff reports

JACKSONVILLE – The Neches Compost Facility operated by the Angelina & Neches River Authority will temporarily June 7-11 in order to complete minor renovations.
During this time, the facility will not engage in compost sales to the public, nor receive wood waste trimmings or sludge disposal, according to an ANRA release.

The site will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, June 14, for wood waste trimming and sludge disposal receiving, resuming normal public sales hours (Tuesday/Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a noon lunch break) on June 15.

According to the release, scheduled improvements at the site include the addition of a public sales loading area and office, renovation of the interior staff office and conference room, and general facility cleanup and reorganization.

“The renovations at NCF will provide a safer and more efficient experience for customers, vendors and guests. The new sales office will provide easier access for customers and provide for an even better purchasing experience,” said Neches Compost Facility Manager Dale Bailey.

Additional long-term improvements are scheduled for the NCF throughout the year, but after these initial improvements are completed, the NCF will be available for group tours.

The Neches Compost Facility opened in 2000 to help reduce sludge disposal in landfills, preserve water quality, and to beneficially reuse wastewater treatment plant sludge through the composting process. The facility produces a range of compost products under the trade name Soil Therapy Compost.

It is located at 1805 Highway 79 W, approximately 8.5 miles south of Jacksonville. For more information, call ANRA’s Central Office Facility at 936-632-7795 or the Neches Compost Facility at 903-584-3415.