Composting Palm Trees


Using Custom GP and Custom B5


composting palm trees

Composting Palm Trees

Palm trees are great to look at, but composting palm trees is a major headache here in South Florida. Palm trees are notoriously difficult to compost and many composting facilities separate palm tree wastes from other types of landscaping waste material such as grass clippings. Its not uncommon here in S. Florida for palm tree waste to simply be put in a pile and dealt with at a later date.


So then in normal times, palm tree wastes accumulate at the collecting facility at a slow but steady rate. When a hurricane comes, the problem of what to do with palm trees is increased 100 fold.

Now, Custom Biologicals has a solution to composting palm trees – use the beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi in Custom GP and Custom B5. These products act as composting accelerators both speeding the composting process and providing a much more consistent end product.

These products help “jump start” the composting process, helping to raise the temperature of the compost pile quickly and efficiently.  The temperature increase is due to increased biological activity and must be closely monitored during the process. Custom Biologicals can provide both beneficial microorganisms and consulting to help make composting palm trees viable at your facility.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be starting a large composting palm trees project here in South Florida. I’ll be posting pictures, data and timeframes from this project. So check pack on this web site often.

In the meantime, should you have the need to compost palm trees more efficiently, less expensively, and in a more timely manner, contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of biological products for use in environmental and agricultural applications. 






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