ENDED: Fayetteville offers free mulch to residents while supplies last

UPDATE Oct. 12: Due to an enthusiastic response, mulch supplies at the city’s Compost Facility are now depleted, ending the free-mulch offer.

Due to an excess supply of mulch, the city’s Recycling and Trash Collection Division is giving away free mulch through October while supplies last.

Anyone may pick up the free mulch using a pickup truck bed, a trailer or any other container at the compost facility, located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave.

Free mulch is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29 and lasting through the month of October, or until supplies are gone. The site will also be open on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. until noon.

The mulch, which is made from ground-up trees collected through the city’s yardwaste program and trees dropped off at the composting site, can be used for weed suppression, moisture retention, and other landscaping needs.

For more information, call Brian Pugh, the city’s waste reduction coordinator, at 479-718-7685.