Compost Testing:

PRICING: Select "Compost Testing" for more information

CHAIN OF CUSTODY: Select "COC - Clopyralid" for more information

Anatek Labs, Inc. is fully equipped and staffed to provide a wide range of analyses in a variety of sample matrices, including compost.

Here is an article discussing the impacts of clopyralid in compost:

Some of the compost tests available are listed below.

Coliform Bacteria Presence/Absence

  • Carbamate Pesticides
  • Organochlorine Pesticides
  • Organophosphorus Pesticides
  • PCB’s
  • Triazine Pesticides
  • Single SOC (i.e. Atrazine)
  • Fluridone
  • Chloropropham
  • Glyphosate
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Clopyralid
  • Clopyralid and Picloram
  • Phthalates
  • Semivolatile Organics (Full List)
    Sulfonyl Urea Herbicides
    Pesticide Screen (see list below for analytes)

Miscellaneous Tests

  • N-P-K
  • Organic Matter (TVS)
  • Percent Solids
  • Chloride/Nitrate/Phosphate/Sulfate
  • pH
  • Conductivity(1:10)
  • Total & Fecal Coliform
  • Salmonella
  • Metals/Cations: Single Metal/Cation includes digestion
    Each Additional Metal or Cation
  • Mercury Cold Vapor
  • RCRA 8 Metals: (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Pb, Hg, Se, Ag)
  • Washington Fertilizer List Metals:
    (As, Cd, Co, Pb, Hg, Mo, Ni, Se, Zn)
  • Priority Pollutant Metals:
    (Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, Tl, Zn)

Pesticide Screen

Dichlorvos Atrazine Ronnel
Mevinphos Simazine Malathion
Demeton Alachlor Aldrin
Ethoprop Phorate Fenthion
Naled BHC’s Chlorpyrifos
Sulfotepp Diazinon Trichloronate
Trifluralin Disulfoton Heptachlor Epoxide
Monocrotophos Parathion (ethyl and methyl) Stiriphos
EPN Heptachlor Endosulfan I,II, sulfate
Tokithion DDE DDT
DDD Dieldrin Endrin
Fensulfothion Endrin Aldehyde Bolstar
Endrin Ketone Methoxychlor Azinphos Methyl
Coumaphos Dimethoate Terbacil
Metribuzin Pendimethalin
Call the lab for feasibility of analytes not listed above.

Compost Sampling Instructions:

Sample cup-size sub-samples from at least 20 places in the compost pile into a 5 gallon bucket.  Mix thoroughly and fill a 1 gallon size zip-lock baggie with the mixed sample.  Double-bag with an additional zip-lock bag, place in cooler with ice, and immediately ship to the lab.  Sample analysis turn-around time is approximately 10-15 business days.

Fill out the chain of custody form listed above and return it with your sample(s).

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