The manure spreader is available for use from April 1 to September 31 only. The form to submit requests to use the manure spreader in 2024 will go live on January 1, 2024.
KCD has a two cubic yard compost spreader available for loan to landowners in KCD’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.
Weekends (Friday PM-Monday AM): $80
Delivery Fee: $2 per mile (not to exceed $100)
Cleaning Deposit: $40 (to be refunded upon return of the equipment being satisfactorily clean)
Land managers are required to fill out the Manure Application Risk Management (ARM) worksheet prior to immediately prior to using KCD’s spreader. Send the completed worksheet to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 https://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 may be conducted and land managers are still required to fill out the ARM worksheet before spreading. Visit Farm Conservation Planning for more information.
A KCD Farm Services staff member may conduct a nutrient management consultation before spreader use 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.
If you have questions about using KCD’s manure spreader, e-mail Carrie King.
*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 KCD’s service area 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.
Manure Spreader Fact Sheets
- Manure Spreader
- Manure Spreader Instructions
- Manure Application Risk Management
- H&S Operators Manual – Starting Serial #611059