KCD has a two cubic yard compost spreader available for loan to landowners in the District’s service area.* The spreader is available for a $30/day or $80/weekend (Friday PM-Monday AM) fee that helps offset insurance and maintenance costs. Land managers are strongly encouraged to pick up the spreader at KCD’s office in Renton. The spreader must be returned to KCD’s office in Renton by noon. Users returning the manure spreader late will be charged for an additional day(s) rental fee. KCD can deliver the spreader from KCD’s office for an additional fee of $2.00 per mile round-trip for the equipment, not to exceed $100 per use.
2018 Rental Fees
|Weekend (Friday PM-Monday AM)||$80|
|Delivery fee||$2/mile (not to exceed $100)|
Land managers are required to fill out the Manure Application Risk Management (ARM) worksheet prior to immediately prior to using the district’s spreader. E-mail the completed worksheet to email@example.com. Please consult with your Farm Conservation Planner if you receive a medium-high or high risk result after completing the ARM worksheet. The worksheet can be found online at http://www.wadairyplan.org/ARM/arm-worksheet.
Land managers with a current KCD Farm Conservation Plan may not need a nutrient management consultation prior to use of the spreader. However, a follow-up review of the Farm Conservation Plan will be conducted and land managers are still required to fill out the ARM worksheet before spreading. Visit our web site to learn more about Farm Conservation Planning services.
A KCD Resource Planning staff member will conduct a nutrient management consultation before delivery of the spreader to determine proper application rates. We strongly encourage land managers to have a recent soil test analysis available for review at the time of the consultation. Visit Soil Testing Program for more information.
It is recommended that land managers spread composted rather than raw manure. Nutrients in composted manure are more readily available for pasture grasses or crops and that reduces the risk of potential excess runoff. To learn more about composting manure, check out our Manure Management fact sheet.
*King Conservation District Service Area
The manure spreader is available for use by landowners in King Conservation District’s service area, which includes 34 cities and all of unincorporated King County. The incorporated cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Skykomish, Milton, and Pacific are outside the District’s boundaries, but landowners in those communities may rent the manure spreader on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee. Use the form linked on the left to reserve the spreader.