La Rossa composting centre
San Martino Services manage the “La Rossa” composting area in Rancate, which gathers green waste, that comes from the entire Mendrisio area (municipalities, gardeners, private citizens) and produces high-quality organic material. This natural compost is ideal to fertilise our agribusiness land. Every year, about 5,000 tons of vegetal material are processed at the “La Rossa” composting centre.
It is mostly during the hotter months that urban services and private individuals carry out the majority of maintenance of gardens and green areas.
The management of the “La Rossa” composting centre by San Martino Services, located in Rancate close to the San Martino agribusiness, has a special agreement with the municipality of Mendrisio. Unloading is free up to 1000 kg. Moreover, elderly people or people who need help can be assisted in unloading the material: grass, leaves, branches, hedge trimmings and bare branches for chipping.
We also offer small quantities of mature compost for free.
Opening hours (weekdays)
Mon-Fri: 07.30 – 12.00 / 13.30 – 17.30
Sat: 07.30 – 12.00
- For private citizens up to 1000 kg a year: free
- More than 1000 kg: 15 CHF per quintal (100 kg) for ordinary raw material; 30 CHF per quintal (100 kg) for large raw materials (trunks, logs etc.)
- For firms, artisans, gardeners and silviculturists: 15 CHF per quintal (100 kg) or ordinary material; 30 CHF per quintal (100 kg) for large raw materials (trunks, logs etc.)