Waste Sample Testing + Fees

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Waste samples are lagoon and poultry litter. Be sure to label your samples with your name, county, date, and your sample ID.

From NCDA’s website

Waste Analysis Reports

and Explanatory Information

Report Search (PALS)
Sample Turnaround Times
Understanding the Waste Report
Waste Analysis(descriptive brochure)
How to Calibrate a Litter Spreader
Waste and Compost Analysis Guide

Waste Sample Analysis Methodology

NCDA&CS Waste & Compost Analysis Methods

Sampling for Waste Analysis Forms & More

Waste Sample Submission Form (Grower) updated!
Waste Sample Submission Form (Researchers)
NCDA Sample ID Spreadsheet
Waste Sampling Quick Guide
Dairy Waste Sampling Guidelines
Sampling for Waste Analysis
Composting Makes $ense


Sample containers are not provided by NCDA&CS or our office.

  • For liquid waste, submit 12–16 oz of a representative waste sample in a plastic (not glass) bottle. Used beverage containers with the labels removed work great! Be sure to rinse the container prior to sample collection; do not use soap.
  • For solid waste, submit 1–2 quarts of a representative sample in a sealed plastic bag.


NCDA’s Sampling Fee

Jones Extension Courier Fee

  • Our office charges a courier fee based on your sample’s weight. Our office does not keep change so please bring exact cash or check only. See the chart below for our current fees. (As of 1/10/2023)
    Courier rates 2023


View the current Waste Sample Turnaround Time
Your results are sent to the email address you wrote down on your Sample Information Sheet.

Don’t have an email? No worries!  You can look up your Waste Sample Results online using your name and address!

Click here to look up your Waste Sample results
Enter your last name(comma) first name, business name, or report number. Your name and address should pop up while searching.

If you have trouble accessing your results or have questions reach out to us!


Contact our Livestock Agent, Brooke Zeleny, if you have questions about your results, the waste sampling process, or waste questions.

Brooke Zeleny, Extension Livestock Agent

By email:
Please Note: Brooke works in multiple counties so email will be the best way to reach her or you can leave her a message at the Jones Extension office at 252-448-9621, MON-THURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 p.m.