City is giving away FREE MULCH!!
- They have been doing this for yearsBUT we have banged on the pulpit in Board of Public Works to tell people where they areNo or very small signsbut it is FREE - recycling = win reduce transport to Kern CoPut is back into LACity (and others)Good for the PlantsAlways take1. a flat pointed shovel2. 1/2in bar or spike to break the pile down3. I use 18-20gal tote/bins and stack in my Toyota Sienna vancarries >10 x 2 stacked = almost two cu ydsI hae moved 20 cu yd to my yardPut down 4-6in compost and 2-3in mulch and then in 3-4 years till it all inDpt Rec&Park Griffith Park - chips, mulch and some compostsBoS - see new page link GREATDown on Washington - lotsOn Mission Road at Richmond east side of street south from LADoT garageTricky entrance drive in intersection be carefulOften time exhausted by noon SaturdayOn 19th/Humboldt - near Goodwill and SVDPSmall volume but people forget about it - if not at Mission go to 19thBe careful as the mulch is often still working and hot/damp to touch -Don't mix active mulch or steaming compost with soil and plantswithout a lot more extra fertilizer -elsewise the bacteria can out grow the plantsIt is good stuff and FREETom
- Griffith Park Facility 5400 Griffith Park Dr. Los Angeles , CA 90027 ( Griffith Park )Check Friday before going Griffith Park Composting Facility, call 1-800-773-CITY.Make sure mulch and compost is available on SaturdayUsually only when they have the training workshops on Sat morning - ugh before 11amElysian Valley BOS site is closer than Griffith Park to all of us and more available every day 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M actually 24/7From north bound Riverside Drive go right NE on Gilroy, pass Ripple, pass 3000 Gilroy St. to the end - it is on the street end usually one pile not too reliableIf you have any complaints on these sitesgive me a message - it is one of my pet comments with the BrdPubWorksMore we use the more we will getRemember also remember to top up any mulched/composted area every 2-3 years with additionalIf kept damp - great fire suppressant...Tom