Mulch on Demand

Every year the City of Long Beach produces an average of 12,000 tons of green waste from standard tree trimming maintenance.  The City works to place mulch on vacant property owned by the City and the Redevelopment Agency as a part of Operation Mulch-A-Lot, which prevents this valuable material from being discarded by reusing it locally.  In 2009-2010, Operation Mulch-A-Lot placed 6,000 tons of mulch on vacant City lots and in parks.  While Operation Mulch-A-Lot is a successful, innovative program, it leaves a significant amount of mulch unused.  Soooo….. 

…the City of Long Beach has now launched a new Mulch Pickup Pilot Program for the month of September 2011. The Office of Sustainability will offer free mulch for pick up!

What: Pick up free mulch from the city of Long Beach.

When: 2-4:30 p.m. every Friday in September.

Where: 2702 California Ave.

Can’t go? Long Beach residents can order mulch for delivery, but there’s a six-week waiting list. Order online at or by calling 562-570-6281.

To be eligible to receive mulch through this program, one must be a Long Beach resident and homeowner. 

For more information, contact
Jason Gallup, Mulch Program Project Lead 


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