Monday, August 13, 2012

Mulch/Compost for free?!


Ummm...how is this something that is kept so under wraps? The City of San Diego operates the Miramar Greenery which provides mulch/compost to city residents (proof of residency required) for FREE!  Up to 2 cubic yards (= six 32 gallon trashcans!) of compost or mulch can be had for free if you load it yourself into your vehicle.

And if you're not sure to do with that 2 cubic yards of compost or mulch....they've got a nice brochure for that.

Wood chips will cost you a few bucks (18 bucks per cubic yard for the plain chips, and 28 for colored chips) but that's still a lot less than Lowe's. Checking the prices, it would be $89.90 for 2 cubic yards of mulch if you bought it by the bag!

This may make the entire getting rid of the grass thing a lot easier.  I purchased some drafting paper and pencils this weekend, now I've just got to get out there and measure all the aspects of our yard.

4 comments:

Xaparro said...

They don't deliver? Do you have to shovel it into a rental pickup yourself?

Juan Chaparro said...

I figure if I get one of those blue Ikea bags I could just shovel it in there and transport it in the trunk of my car. I figure it's probably not worth renting a truck. I could just make 2-3 trips and get enough mulch for the whole yard (ours is quite a bit smaller than yours)

Penny said...

Those blue Ikea bags don't close so you may end up with a mulched trunk. Heavy duty garbage bags? At any rate, keep on mulching!

Juan Chaparro said...

It's less than 4 miles from us and all on surface streets, so I'm hoping i won't be swinging around corners fast enough to mulch my trunk. But at least that would provide incentive to clean it up a bit!