About Charles Duprey

The founder and president of Naturcycle LLC, Charles Duprey is an expert in green roof media design and manufacturing, with over fifteen years of experience developing and supplying some of the largest green roof and engineered soil projects in the Northeast, including the one-acre farm on the Javits Convention Center rooftop, green roofs from the Statue of Liberty Museum to the Boston Medical Center, and more. As a certified educator, he conducts professional development sessions on green infrastructure and sustainability for members of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Charles currently serves as a trustee for the Compost Research & Education Foundation and is the current co-chair of the Seal of Testing Assurance Advisory Committee. He is also the former Vice Chair of the Market Development Committee of the United States Composting Council. He serves on many industry committees and has published several educational articles on a variety of related topics. He has both a B.S. and a B.A. from Syracuse University and resides in Central New York.

Silva Cells vs. Sand-Based Structural Soil

This article by Al Key of DeepRoot is an excellent look at the history, use, and effectiveness of sand based structural soil (SBSS) for urban tree plantings, and research conducted on the performance of Silva Cells in comparison. At Naturcycle, our experience is that for most applications, Silva Cells are the superior option to maximize [...]

By |2024-02-02T20:14:00+00:00February 2nd, 2024|Uncategorized|

Naturcycle LLC Receives GRHC Corporate Member Legacy Award

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) proudly presents the GRHC Corporate Member Legacy Award to Naturcycle, LLC, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to advancing the green roof and wall industries. (Visit the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities website to view the full press release.) The GRHC Corporate Member Legacy Award is given to companies that have [...]

By |2024-01-19T16:30:00+00:00January 19th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Home Composting Questions Answered!

We often get questions about backyard composting from people who want to recycle their organics at home. If you have the space and the desire, you too can make high quality, natural compost. The process is simple! Many state universities focused on agriculture promote compost education and home composting techniques through cooperative extensions. The [...]

By |2023-09-11T18:17:34+00:00September 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Congratulations Ron Alexander!

Naturcycle often relies on compost expert Ron Alexander for his professional knowledge. He has been a great friend and partner for many years. Ron has served on various committees associated with the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) for twenty-five years. AAPFCO represents fertilizer, soil, and compost manufacturers, regulators, and government officials throughout [...]

By |2023-08-09T13:37:14+00:00August 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Compost Standards for Use in Green Infrastructure, Part Four

How Naturcycle Uses Compost Data to Design Specifications To review previous posts in this series, the United States Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program requires regular laboratory analysis of compost, and the test results are summarized and presented in the same format no matter where in the country the compost is produced, via [...]

By |2023-03-08T18:56:46+00:00March 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Compost Standards for Use in Green Infrastructure, Part One

Development of the TMECC & Benefits of the STA Program Green infrastructure is a comprehensive term used primarily to describe natural solutions to stormwater management. Green infrastructure may include green roofs, bioretention soils, rain gardens, or compost blankets used for erosion control and slope stabilization. A critical component for success of all these applications [...]

By |2023-03-21T17:24:16+00:00October 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|

High Quality Products at Competitive Prices with Timely Delivery!

Naturcycle supplies critical materials like compost, engineered soil, and green roof media products to a variety of customers, including landscapers, building contractors, farms, highway departments and schools. We pride ourselves on providing high quality products at competitive prices with timely delivery. We achieve this goal in a number of ways, including the convenient location of [...]

By |2022-09-26T19:22:55+00:00September 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Upcoming Event at Pier 26 in Manhattan!

The newly completed Pier 26 is part of the Hudson River Parks Trust in lower Manhattan. This unique park was conceived as a critical recreation and education space for nearby neighborhoods, and it is one of the only parks in the region that offers several distinct ecological zones in a single location, including a [...]

By |2022-08-19T18:34:56+00:00August 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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