Mulch Pick-Up Program
The free municipal mulch yard is located in the Willow Springs Park parking lot at 2755 Orange Ave (between Willow St. and Spring St.).
The mulch yard is currently open. Please keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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
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 making it available to use in landscaping and delivering 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 for eligible Long Beach residents. One full delivery of mulch is about 2.5 cubic yards.
We are currently experiencing wait times of 1-2 months.
Mulch deliveries are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Deliveries are currently offered on Thursdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
After submitting the Mulch Request Form, you will be contacted via email with your scheduled date and time of your delivery, along with a request to confirm your delivery date. We will not deliver without confirmation. If you have not received an email within 5 business days, be sure to check your spam folder.
For more information contact:
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd floor
Long Beach, CA 90802