Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale on Saturday, May 6, 2017

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Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Havana Nursery, and will include four satellite sites for “dig-your-own” mulch also open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event provides a great opportunity for Denver residents to save money on landscaping and to utilize recycled materials locally. Mulch will be available for free at this event, and compost will be available for purchase at a reduced price.

Free mulch will be available at the Havana Nursery site and four additional “dig-your-own” satellite sites while supplies last. The mulch for this event is made from ground up Christmas trees collected through the Treecycle program and from storm debris branches. Mulch can be applied to landscapes to control weeds, retain soil moisture, and protect shallow-rooted plants.

Compost will only be sold at the Havana Nursery site and only while supplies last. Compost will be available in pre-bagged (1.25 cubic feet) quantities for $3.75 per bag and in bulk for trucks and trailers at $35.00 per cubic yard. Compost is a great soil amendment that can be used to improve soil in new construction projects, landscape renovations, backyard gardens, container gardens and even houseplants. Compost is widely recognized for its ability to improve soil structure, reduce water needs, and add soil nutrients and beneficial microorganisms. The compost sold at this event is made in part from leaves collected from last fall’s LeafDrop program and from the organic materials collected through the Denver Composts program.

COMPOST — PRE-BAGGED & LOADER SERVICE:

  • Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.) – Complimentary compost loader service available for bulk compost purchases. There is no “dig-your-own” compost option. Limit of 20 bags or 3 cubic yards per vehicle.

MULCH — DIG-YOUR-OWN & LOADER SERVICE:

  • Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.) – Complimentary mulch loader service available at this site only.

MULCH — DIG-YOUR-OWN SITES:

  • Veterans’ Park (Iowa Ave. & Vine St.)
  • Bear Creek Park (South of Dartmouth Ave. on Raleigh St.)
  • Sloan’s Lake Park (Sheridan Blvd. & 17th Ave.)
  • Fred Thomas Park (Syracuse St. & 23rd Ave.)EVENT REMINDERS:
  1. Residents must bring their own pitchfork or shovel for loading mulch, and bags or containers for transporting mulch.
  2. Residents must bring their own tarps to cover loads of mulch or compost in trucks and trailers.
  3. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling the mulch and compost offered at thisevent.
  4. Don’t miss out! This annual event is the only opportunity to purchase compost from the DenverComposts program.
  5. The Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale is for Denver residents only.

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is sponsored by the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with A1 Organics. For more information about this event and other Denver Recycles programs, please visit us at DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles or call 311 (720-913-1311).