Mortality Composting Rates / Pricing
As of March 2021
Compost can be used to plant a tree or non-food garden to memorialize your companion.
Bulk composting for disposal only (no compost returned). $40 for individual small animals; $100 for medium to large animals. For multiple animals, rates dependent upon the number of animals received at one time.
Small animal (dogs and smaller pets under 200 lbs), composted remains returned, $75. Composting of dogs and smaller pets, remains returned. Expect approximately 5-15 pounds of compost returned, depending on the size of the animal. Process requires 6 to 9 months. For pickup service, add $35 (up to 25 mile radius of Helena).
Medium to large animal (200 to 800 lbs) $150. Composting of similar animals in close proximity to one another. After a period of 6 to 9 months, the composted remains of your companion will be returned to you and may contain remains of other animals composted adjacent to yours. Expect approximately 25-30 pounds of compost returned. Pickup service available for animals under 200 pounds. For larger animals, Valley View Landfill (406-227-6300) will pickup and deliver your animal to the compost yard (expect an additional $100 fee for pickup/delivery).
Individual large animal (greater than 800 lbs) $400. After a period of 9 to 12 months, most of the composted remains of your animal will be returned to you. You can bring the animal to the compost facility, or elect to have Valley View Landfill (406-227-6300) pickup and deliver your animal to the compost yard (approx $100 fee). LC Compost Solutions will make arrangements with Valley View Landfill for delivery. If you choose this option, you will receive a $50 reduction in the composting fee to make up for some of the added delivery charge. If you prefer not to have the composted remains returned to you, the fee is $250 plus the delivery fee.
Waste Reduction Composting
Call for a quote. It is dependent upon many factors.
Cora can also provide consultation for:
$50/hr plus $0.575/mile (Federal rate). Travel time billed at ½ consulting rate.