April Promotion

It is almost time for planting and sprucing up your yards! Mention the promo code SEEDS and you will receive a free sample bag of compost and a seed packet of your choice. Read more


In honor of Valentine’s Day, “Love your Soil” Cayuga Compost will make this easy!   Compost makes an excellent amendment for lawns as well as gardens, largely because it does not need to be dug into the soil. Adding it is simple. Sprinkle it over the grass or soil, natures organisms will do the rest.  See the Products Tab above for additional information.

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!

36,961+ 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 STA-logoPremium 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.