Did you know mulch helps retain moisture in the soil, suppress or block weeds, keep the soil and plant roots cool, prevent frost heaving in winter, and makes garden beds and landscape look more attractive. And guess what?
The city has two large piles of mulch available to anyone for free! The mulch was produced from green waste dropped off by residents and from city parks and trails maintenance.
Just stop by and take what you want at either location:
- North side of Northwest Open Space, East 112th Avenue and Ranch Drive: It's open anytime, but you'll have to load the mulch yourself as no staff is on site.
- Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Facility, 12301 Claude Court: It's open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through November. Staff will be available and can load the mulch if you sign a liability waiver.
Also during this time at M&O, only residents may drop off tree branches, tree stumps, leaves and grass clippings. This is a great way to save space in your trash carts.
▶ For more information, go online to www.northglenn.org/yardwaste or call 303.450.4004.