Compost Filter Tube

Compost Filter Tube

Compost filter tubes are constructed by filling a tubular knitted mesh
with organic composted filter media. Used primarily for temporary
erosion/sediment control applications, where perimeter controls are
required or necessary. The three-dimensional filter natural permeability
allows water to seep through it while capturing sediment in
its pore space and by creating a temporary ponding area behind its
mass, slowing water velocity, and absorbing water pollutants such
as phosphorus, metals, hydrocarbons, nutrients, and bacteria.


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  • Meets DEP and PennDOT
  • High Performance, Low Maintenance, Cost Effective
  • Easy to install, No trenching, install year-round
  • Environmentally Friendly Green Technology
  • Made from locally available recycled material
  • Easy removal, minimal disposal costs


Used primarily for temporary erosion and sediment control applications,
where perimeter controls are required or necessary.

  • Perimeter sediment control
  • Slope, Inlet, and Storm drain protection
  • Check dam to reduce soil erosion
  • Paved or Frozen surface where trenching is impossible
  • Concrete washout areas


1. Compost Filter Tube may be place on bare soil, grass, erosion control blankets, or paved surface.
2. Install perpendicular to storm water flow, across slope, swale, ditch, or channel.
3. Anchor to the ground using a 2”x2” Nominal 36” Hardwood Post every 10 ft. on center. Under concentrated flow conditions stake posts every 5 ft. on center.
4. Stakes shall be driven through the center of the Filter Tube and installed a minimum of 12” into the existing soil.
5. Edges of the Filter Tube shall be turned upslope to prevent fl ow around the ends of the Filter Tube.
6. For 2:1 slopes additional Tubes may be placed every 20-50 feet along the slope to further reduce erosion.
7. 12” Filter Tubes may be used for storm water ditch checks, and small channels (additional staking required, every 4 ft. on center).
8. 18” Filter Tubes may be used for Channels to control water velocity. Install perpendicular to fl ow at 150’ intervals (staking required, every 4 ft. on center).
9. Typically a 9” Filter Tube can be used to replace a 24” Silt Fence, and 12” Filter Tubes can be used to replace a 36” Silt Fence.
10. Installed height of the Filter Tube in the field is as follows: 9” diameter=6.5” high; 12” diameter=9.5” high; 18” dia. = 14.5” high; 24” dia. = 19” high.
Routinely inspect Compost Filter Tube after installation and runoff events to ensure adequate hydraulic flow-through, proper function and performance. Sediment should be removed once it reaches half the height of the Filter Tube.