Mulch Pick-Up Program
*PLEASE NOTE THE MULCH YARD HAS MOVED
Now that work has begun on the Willow Springs Wetland Project, the free municipal mulch yard has moved to the Willow Springs Park parking lot at 2755 Orange Ave (between Willow St. and Spring St.).
The current Mulch Yard hours are:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a self-service pick up, so please be sure to bring your own tools/containers/bags when picking up mulch. The pick-up program is not limited to residents of Long Beach. We ask you to please not block access to the yard or the piles with your car. Also, please help us keep the area clean by throwing away any trash you may come across in the yard into one of the nearby trash cans.
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Mulch Delivery Program
*PLEASE BE ADVISED: DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR MULCH DELIVERIES, WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING WAIT TIMES OF OVER 2 MONTHS.WE ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS WHO ARE ABLE TO CONSIDER PICK-UP.
About The Mulch
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 keep this resource from going to landfills by placing mulch on vacant property owned by the City. Every year, Operation Mulch-A-Lot places 6,000 tons of mulch on vacant City lots, with an additional 600 tons annually being delivered to Long Beach residents through our Mulch Delivery Program.
Mulch from City tree trimming operations offers a number of landscaping advantages including weed reduction, added nutrients, soil temperature moderation, water retention, improved soil structure, beautification, and improved root systems. We recommend the mulch be used as ground cover, at least 2" thick (4" if being used for weed reduction). After about 12-18 months, the mulch will become a fine, compost material that can then be worked into the soil.
Funding for this program is provided by state and federal grants through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network. Youth Green Job Trainees and their supervisors will perform the deliveries.
Eligibility & Information
To be eligible to receive mulch through this program, one must be a Long Beach resident and homeowner.
Mulch will be delivered to your property and unloaded in a single location within the property boundaries. It cannot be left on sidewalks, public walkways, or road surfaces. Due to the high volume of deliveries, we cannot spread the mulch or unload it in multiple locations. No wheel barrows or buckets are kept on the delivery truck, so if the desired delivery location is not accessible by our truck, items with which to move the mulch will need to be provided by the homeowner.
How to Request a Mulch Delivery
The electronic Mulch Request Form is available below and for eligible Long Beach residents. Please indicate the amount of mulch desired, the reason for the mulch, and the most convenient time of day for the delivery. One full truckload of mulch is about 2.5 cubic yards.
Deliveries are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.
After submitting a Mulch Request, you will be contacted via email with your scheduled date and time of your delivery. If you have not received an email within a few days, be sure to check your spam folder.
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For more information contact:
Office of Sustainability
100 W. Broadway, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802