Purchased compost contaminated?
I purchased a yard of compost from Mt. Diablo Landscape in Concord, CA, dumped it in my garden, and now I'm thinking I made a huge mistake.
It smells very bad--not rotten, just strange and very stong, not like homemade compost.
Also I found a bunch of junk in it. An old shoe, small pieces of glass, small pieces of plastic (both hard and from bags), an old wire hook, and other misc garbage.
When this company was original recommended to me, I called and asked what was in it. I don't remember what they said, but it seemed fine. I think they were vague, so I should have asked more questions. I just didn't really know what to ask. They knew I was using it for my vegetable garden.
Should be alarmed, or is a few inches of this mixed in with my soil no big deal?