Manure Management


Many people in San Mateo County have horses to ride on the beach, parks and backyards. But, with horses comes manure that needs to be managed. We have helped horse owners and equestrian facilities develop systems and plans to manage their manure to reduce potential water quality impacts and to compost the manure to turn it into a beneficial soil amendment. We can help you to implement best management practices for your manure and compost systems, build compost bunkers, or find places that will turn your manure into compost if you don’t have the space or time to compost on site. If you have questions or need assistance, reach out to Doug Millar and Grace Allen who can help you.

To get started, check out the RCD’s Guide to Manure Management.

Want to learn more? Here are some useful resources about manure management best practices which explain how to beneficially reuse manure to benefit the horse owner and the surrounding environment. 

Composting Horse Manure by Council of Bay Area RCDs (best practices guide)
Composting by Horses for Clean Water (examples of different manure composting systems)


RCD Contact: Doug Millar