About the RI Manure Exchange

Are you looking for livestock manure? Have excess livestock manure on your farm? In this section you can connect, share and trade livestock manure.

The Manure Exchange Program is a community resource for farmers and gardeners to connect, share, trade, or receive excess livestock manure to improve soil and water health on their land. The program is a free, voluntary community program to recycle valuable nutrients and organic matter in Rhode Island.

How does the program work?
The Manure Exchange Program provides opportunities to learn about manure and compost, as well as assists those looking for manure and those looking to remove excess manure off their farm.

★  Actively post and search for manure providers and seekers below in the forum.

★  The Healthy Farms, Healthy Watershed, RI Manure Exchange webpage provides you with:
· Manure & Compost Information
· List of Manure Providers
· Sign up to be a Manure Provider
· List of Manure and Compost Truckers

The Healthy Farm, Healthy Watershed Project is brought to you by the Northern RI Conservation District (NRICD) www.nricd.org, Farm Fresh RI, RI DEM, University of RI, Providence Water, Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program (SRWEP), ESS Group, and Restore America’s Estuaries. The Healthy Farm, Healthy Watershed Project is supported by Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants. SNEP Watershed Grants are funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a collaboration with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE). For more on SNEP Watershed Grants, see www.snepgrants.org.

**DISCLAIMER** This is a “no guarantees, use at your own risk” service. Manure and compost are generally not certified to be weed-free or organic. The material may not be suitable for all intended uses.

Providers are not responsible for hauling costs or any costs associated with vehicle/dump-truck rentals, etc. This is a voluntary, community project, so please be considerate of those participating in this service.

The Rhode Island Conservation Districts and Farm Fresh Rhode Island cannot guarantee the quality of compost or manure advertised, or guarantee any particular result for its use. Under no circumstances shall The Rhode Island Conservation Districts and Farm Fresh Rhode Island be responsible for any loss or damage caused by or resulting from the exchange of manure or compost under this program.

To ensure you are getting manure that has been composted thoroughly and safely, follow the guidelines outlined on this page.

IMPORTANT! You cannot be a Provider if pyridine carboxylic herbicides (aminopyralid, clopyralid, fluroxypyr, picloram, and triclopyr) were used on livestock hay or pastures. Their presence may kill vegetation if they are in manure or compost applied to soil.