[Skip to Content]


Last Updated: 02/27/24

Decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.

Product Details
  • asterisk Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program.
    asterisk asterisk Federal agencies are required to purchase sustainable products and services meeting EPA’s Recommendations to the maximum extent practicable.
Product Type

Procurement Info

Where to Buy

Yard Trimmings, Food Waste, Manure, Biosolids, or Other Recovered Organic Materials
Biobased Compost Materials
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
Additional Guidance

According to BioPreferred, biobased compost materials are products designed to provide a protective covering placed over the soil, primarily to keep down weeds and to improve the appearance of landscaping. Compost is the aerobically decomposed remnants of organic materials used in gardening and agriculture as a soil amendment, and commercially by the landscaping and container nursery industries.

BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalogopens in new window listing products that either (1) are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or (2) have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.