FREE MULCH AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT 2014 TO PASADENA RESIDENTS
PASADENA, Calif.—The City’s 2014 Mulch Give-Away Program provides free, fresh garden mulch to Pasadena residents throughout the year. The mulch is delivered by the Department of Public Works, www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks, to Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., southeast corner of the parking lot. Mulch is available at the park while supplies last, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., beginning Feb. 14.
New loads of mulch will be delivered once per month in 2014 on March 14, April 11, May 9, June 6, July 18, August 1, September 12 and October 10. Residents should bring shovels, containers, gloves and eye protection to collect the mulch.
The Mulch Give-Away program is a free, environmentally friendly service for residents that uses the recycled trimmings from City street trees. Mulch is good for your garden and the environment, especially in the current drought conditions.
Mulch can help:
- Retain valuable moisture, saving both water and money on your utility bill
- Control soil erosion and slowly break down into beneficial nutrients for the soil
- Suppress weeds and make your garden more attractive
- Reduce the City’s carbon footprint by using less landfill space and truck trips to the landfill
- Increase Pasadena’s solid waste diversion rate.
For more information on mulch and other City recycling services visit:
For more water and energy conservation tips visit www.PWPweb.com/SaveEnergy
Statewide drought information is at www.saveourH2o.org
For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, online at www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2014 #012-14
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Yesenia Alvarado, Public Information Coordinator, Dept. of Public Works, (626) 744-7033, firstname.lastname@example.org, or William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, email@example.com