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Monday, March 7, 2022

Self-Serve Mulch Site Closed for Season

Self-Serve Mulch Site Closed for Season

UPDATE (5/23/22): Free mulch is no longer available for the season. We look forward to offering this service once again in spring 2023.

The free mulch site located at 9920 Westminster Blvd. is closed for the season. For several months out of the year, the self-serve, self-loading site is open to Westminster residents 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The mulch offered by this program is a product of the material collected during the City's free tree limb recycling events held throughout the year. The free mulch site remains open to the public until supply runs out. Please note that users will need to provide their own tools to load mulch and haul away. Also, please use caution when driving into the site, and avoid visiting during snowy and wet conditions to avoid getting stuck.

Benefits of Mulch:

  • Reduces watering needs by reducing evaporation and retaining moisture in the ground
  • Assists with weed control
  • Improves soil quality and creates free organic nutrients for soil
  • Moderates soil temperatures
  • Reduces erosion
  • Can serve as a barrier to keep lawn mowers and weed-eaters away from trees and other plants

Proper Application:

  • Spread mulch evenly at a depth of 2-4 inches
  • Do not place mulch against tree trunks and avoid forming "volcanoes"

PLEASE NOTE: Tree limbs, debris or dumping are not allowed at these sites. Illegal dumping is subject to Westminster Municipal Code regulations.

 

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