More than 30 years ago, the company was founded by Charles, Dominic and Arnold Vigliotti. Today, they employ more than 150 men and women and operate the nation’s largest yard-waste transfer station in Westbury, New York, and a 62-acre facility in Yaphank, New York. It is at these transfer stations that more than 2,000 landscaping companies come to drop off organic materials, which the company later harvests into compost. These transfer stations represent an environmentally sound answer to the region’s organic waste problems.
Each year, Long Island Compost has manufactured more than 5 million bags of soil products that go directly back into the Long Island marketplace.
By creating the product on Long Island and distributing it through hundreds of local garden and home centers, Long Island Compost has eliminated thousands of interstate trucking trips and kept costs down for Long Islanders by supplying a product that is more competitively priced than the national brands.
The recent powerful partnership between Long Island Compost and Scotts Miracle-Gro has fostered an expansion of Long Island Compost’s naturally engineered soil solutions. In addition to providing the public with a wide range of organic lawn-care products sold at garden centers and national retailers, including Home Depot through the Scotts product line, Long Island Compost maintains a substantial Municipal/Professional/Bulk division as an integral member of a dwindling manufacturing base.