COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Give your garden a boost this spring with a load of ComPOOst from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is now accepting pre-orders for bulk loads, approximately one cubic yard, of comPOOst.
ComPOOSt is an all-natural composted waste effortlessly produced by some of the zoo's most famous residents: elephants, giraffes and zebras.
The serious gardener can take a load home on Friday, March 23, by pre-ordering today.
The bulk cost is $43 per load, and there is a limit of two loads per order.
From start to finish, the comPOOsting process takes about three months. Each day, approximately 1,500 pounds of manure is deposited in the comPOOst pile, of which nearly 75 percent comes from Riverbanks?? four African elephants.
The scheduled pick-up time on Friday, March 23, is from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pint-size and two-gallon buckets of comPOOst are available at the Zoo and Garden entrances throughout the year.
For videos, photos and the latest scoop on Riverbank's poop, visit the ComPOOst Website.