ONE DAY – TWO TIMES THE VALUE!
To meet the increasing popularity for compost, 50% more bags of compost will be available for sale at this year’s event compared to last year. Pre-bagged compost will be sold at the reduced price of $3.75 per 1.25 cubic ft. bag (9 gal), or loose at the price of $31.50 per cubic yard (prices includes tax). Compost is only available at the Havana Nursery site (10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.), while supplies last on Saturday, May 2nd. Loader service into trucks and trailers will be available for large loads of compost purchased. Limit of 20 bags of compost or 3 cubic yards of compost per vehicle.
Dig-Your-Own free mulch will be available at five locations around Denver, plus mulch loader service into trucks and trailers at the Havana Nursery location:
- Northeast: Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Rd., just south of I-70 on Havana St.)
- Northeast: Fred Thomas Park (Quebec St. & 26th Ave.)
- Southeast: Veterans Park (Iowa St. & Vine St.)
- Southwest: Bear Creek Park (South of Dartmouth Ave. on Raleigh St.)
- Northwest: Sloan’s Lake Park (Sheridan Blvd. & 17th Ave.)
Please bring your own pitchfork or shovel, and bags or containers for loading mulch.
Bring a tarp to cover your truck or trailer.
Denver residents only.
Commercial vehicles are prohibited from taking or selling the mulch or compost from this event.
This annual event is the only opportunity to purchase compost from the Denver Composts program.
Compost, a nutrient-rich soil amendment made from decomposed organic material, can be mixed into soil to help reduce water and fertilizer needs, and spread thinly over lawns to help grass roots retain moisture. The compost sold at this event was made from leaves collected through Denver Recycle’s annual LeafDrop program and from the organic materials collected through the Denver Composts program.
The mulch for this event was created by grinding and combining the Christmas trees Denver residents set out for Denver Recycles’ annual Treecycle collection program and storm debris branches. Mulch is made from ground wood chips and can be used to control weeds. It also helps soil retain moisture and protects shallow-rooted plants.
The Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale is sponsored by the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Works’ Denver Recycles program and Denver Parks & Recreation, in partnership with A1 Organics. Call 311 (720-913-1311) or visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles for more information on Denver Recycles’ programs.