P & S Excavating/Cayuga Compost Memo Board
October 2020

Screened Top Soil Sale

  • October screened topsoil sale. $10 off the regular price of $38/ton. That’s only $28/ton!! Wow what a deal! This sale is from October 12, 2020 thru October 31, 2020. Call today to place an order or schedule a pick-up and mention Sales Code STS3.

Products Out of Stock

  • Cayuga Compost, out of stock until the Spring of 2021.  If you would like to reserve an order for Spring, please contact us.
  • Ginger Brown Mulch, out of stock until the Spring of 2021.


  • Deliveries will be Monday-Friday.  Due to social distancing orders must be paid with a credit card and the area must be clearly marked.  The driver will dump the materials and leave.  Receipts will be emailed, text, or faxed.
  • Only 1 product can be delivered per load. If more than one product is ordered, separate deliveries must be scheduled.
  • Delivery Drop Locations: When planning your delivery drop location take note, our policy is, we do not go off driveways. This policy is in place so our trucks do not get stuck and/or leave ruts on your property. Please ensure there are no wires, tree branches, or any other obstructions overhead.  If we bring an ordered product to you, and you decline the order, there will be a delivery charge fee due.
  • Credit Card Transactions:  Effective August 1, 2020 there will be a $10 minimum for any credit card purchases.


Welcome to Cayuga Compost and P&S Excavating! To get started, read about our composting services, including composting guidelines, compost vocabulary and a virtual tour.

You’ll also find a wide variety of products, including compost, stone, mulch, sand, topsoil, and product blends. Our services include excavation, food scrap composting, and yard trimmings drop off.

Do you have a job that requires our expertise, products or both? Contact us today!

Premium Bagged Compost
Our Premium Compost in 1 cubic foot bags is available now at select locations!

53,622 + tons
That’s how much food scrap and yard trimmings we diverted from landfills and composted since 2006. We are proud of the role that we play in helping to keep our community healthy and sustainable!

About Us

P&S Excavating, LLC, formerly known as William H. Proctor & Son, was established in 1955 by William H. Proctor (Bill). Bill worked long, hard hours to make sure his customers were satisfied. Bill became a well-known businessman in the Trumansburg area. At a young age, Bill’s son Jim came to work for him. After graduation, Jim joined the business and worked side-by-side with Bill for many years. Jim took over the business in 1994, after his father’s passing. Jim has carried on the satisfied customer policy and has expanded and upgraded the business.

In 2001, Jim and his wife Mary changed the business name to P&S Excavating, LLC. At the present time, Jim and Mary are running the business with a workforce of 3-6 employees.

P&S Excavating, LLC, does a variety of jobs including (but not limited to) full site preparation, water hookup, driveways, foundations, ponds, drainage, land clearing, demolition and septic systems. P&S Excavating also sells topsoil, mulch, and stone. P&S Excavating is fully insured and gives free estimates.

Cayuga Compost was formed in 2005 when Jim and Mary Proctor took over the composting operation from the Cayuga Nature Center. At that time, there were 7 businesses composting; today there are over 200 businesses using our composting service. Our commercial compost facility is permitted to receive up to 5,000 wet tons of organics per year. These organics go through a carefully monitored, all natural year-long process turning them into a nutrient-rich, all natural premium compost; which is then sold in bulk, bags, and special blends.

We are pleased to announce that Cayuga Compost has earned the certification of the US Composting Council, STA (Seal of Testing Assurance) Program®. This means that our Premium Compost has met or exceeded all of the rigorous testing requirements in order to receive this professional certification. STA Certified®, Cayuga Compost is your assurance of only the finest, consistent and certified high-quality compost, for all of your growing and soil amendment needs.