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MULCH GIVEAWAY & COMPOST SALE

 

 

 

FREE 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 (Quebec St. & 26th Ave.)

DIG-YOUR-OWN  & LOADER SERVICE SITE:

       Havana Nursery

        10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.

        Loader service for trucks and trailers is available at this site only!

Reminders:

  1. Please bring your own shovel, pitchfork, containers and/or tarps for loading and transporting dig-your-own mulch in your vehicle.
  2. Bring a tarp to safely cover your truck bed or trailer load.
  3. Commercial entities are prohibited from taking mulch and/or purchasing compost at this event.  
  4. This event is for Denver residents only.

Mulch can be used on top of landscape areas to:

  • control weeds
  • help soil retain moisture
  • protect shallow-rooted plants from temperature extremes

 

 

COMPOST SALE

 

PRE-BAGGED & LOADER SERVICE SITE:

        Havana Nursery

        10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.

        Compost is sold at this site only. 

Compost Pricing (includes tax):  

  • $4 per one-cubic-foot bag
  • $35.00 per cubic yd. (bulk)
  • Cash and cards accepted
  • Limit 20 bags or 3 cubic yards per vehicle

Compost is a soil amendment made from decomposed organic material that improves soil structure and helps soil retain moisture and nutrients. It can be:

  • mixed into soil before planting and/or during the growing season.
  • spread thinly over grass as a top-dressing.

 

 

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About the Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale

Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale provides a great opportunity for Denver residents to save money on landscaping and to keep recycled materials utilized locally. Denver residents may pick up free mulch and buy compost at a reduced price. The mulch for this event is made from ground up Christmas trees collected through the Treecycle program, and the compost is made in part from leaves collected from the LeafDrop program and from the organic materials collected through the Denver Composts program. 

2018 Event Numbers

  • Over 5,000 cubic yards of mulch was given away
  • 7,305 cubic feet of compost was sold
  • 855 vehicles visited the Havana Nursery site

The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is sponsored by the City & County of Denver’s Department of Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with A1 Organics.