City’s free mulch promotion ends, supplies depleted


Due to an enthusiastic response to the city’s offer of free mulch during the month of October, extra mulch supplies are now depleted, ending the free mulch offer.

Seasonal city tree trimming and resident drop-offs of cut trees led to an excess of mulch last month.

Brian Pugh, the city’s waste reduction coordinator, said mulch and compost are still available for purchase from the city at the Compost Facility, located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave.

Mulch is $10 per scoop (approximately 2.5 cubic yards, or one pick-up load). Compost is $25 for yard-waste compost and $35 per scoop for food-waste compost.

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.

Fall and winter hours of operation are:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • First Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, call 479-718-7685.