Be an Eco-Friendly Equestrian
Waste Collection & Storage
Collect soiled bedding and manure on a daily basis from stalls and paddocks and place in sturdy, insect resistant, and seepage free units such as hauler-provided storage containers, fly-tight wooden or concrete storage sheds, and compost bins. Also, indoor feeding keeps more manure under roof and away from runoff during heavy rainfall.
Manure Use and Disposal
Manure must be hauled away weekly or fully composted in proper containers. Burrtec offers residents of Bradbury manure recycling pickup services. Call Burrtec Customer Service at (800) 325-9417 for more information. Also, composting manure is a beneficial option. Fully composted manure is an excellent fertilizer for lawns and gardens providing a gradual release of nutrients without burning. In addition, this compost may be donated to local greenhouses, nurseries, and botanical parks.
Equestrian facilities can be designed to minimize water quality impacts:
- Install gutters to divert runoff away from livestock areas.
- Cover manure storage facilities to protect from rainfall and surface runoff.
- Site barns, corrals, and other high use areas to drain away from the nearest creek or stream.
- Design diversion terraces with sufficient vegetation to intercept and filter the flow from livestock areas and corrals. Utilize fencing to keep horses away from environmentally sensitive areas and streams.