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  • Mulch Recycling 

    Benefits of Mulch

    There are many benefits to having mulch in your landscape, including:

    • Mulch moderates the soil temperature and retains moisture during dry weather, reducing the need for watering.
    • Prevents germination of many weed seeds & reduces need for herbicides.
    • Protects the soil from the impact of raindrops that can cause crusting and prevents the germination of seedlings.
    • Mulch replenishes nutrients in the soil.  

    Mulch Recycling Program

    • Wood from City trees that have been removed is chipped into mulch and recycled.
    • The City uses mulch at City parks and landscaped areas and offers mulch to residents through the mulch giveaway program.
    • This program provides free mulch for pickup at Robinson and Victory Parks on selected dates between February and November.
    • Mulch is delivered on the selected dates at 7:30 am, and is available until supplies last. 
    • Residents should bring shovels, containers, gloves and eye protection to collect the mulch

    2017 Mulch Program

    Robinson Park

    • Robinson Park is located at 1081 North Fair Oaks Ave and the mulch program will be located in the park’s southern parking lot.
    • Pickup days include February 24; March 24; April 21; May 19; June 16; July 28; August 25; September 22; October 20 and November 17.

    Victory park

    • Victory Park is located at 2575 Paloma Street and the mulch program will be located at the southern parking lot adjacent to Paloma Street.
    • Pickup days include February 10; March 10; April 7; May 5; June 2; July 14; August 11; September 8; October 6 and November 3.
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