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Compost and Wood Chip Mulch Giveaway Event

  • Date: April 27, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  

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UPDATE AS OF 4/25/19: There is no rain in the forecast, so the event is definitely ON!

On April 27, 2019 the City will be hosting a free compost and mulch giveaway event on Faraday Avenue off of 2nd Street.

The event will begin at 9 AM and will continue until 2 PM or until the compost and mulch are gone. This event is for Davis residents only; proof of residency will be required. Compost and mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residents must bring their own equipment (shovels, wheelbarrows, bins/buckets, etc.) to scoop and transport the compost and mulch. Vehicles will be asked to back up directly to the compost and mulch piles. No trailers will be allowed at this event due to insufficient space.

This event will be canceled if there is rain forecasted--visit this webpage the day before the event for confirmation.

The compost for the event is generously donated by the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility—the composting operation that receives and processes the organic material from Davis!

Compost is a soil amendment made from yard trimmings and other organic materials and is used to enrich existing soil. Napa Recycling compost is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production, is approved as an Organic Input Fertilizing Material by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and is certified with the United States Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance.
The wood chip mulch was made in Davis and will be provided by our City’s Urban Forestry Division. When pruning City trees, Urban Forestry staff use a chipping machine to create a wood chip mulch from pruned limbs. These wood chips are used in parks and greenbelts all around the City to suppress weeds, conserve water and promote healthy landscapes.

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