LASAN has restarted making home deliveries of mulch according to a post by the agency on NextDoor.
LA Sanitation creates high-quality mulch from the green waste collected from homes across the City and makes it available for free to residents to spread over the planting beds to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and make the garden bed look more attractive. According to the announcement:
“Due to popular demand, we have added extra delivery trucks to accommodate all the requests. We have also tightened up our screening process.
Please order online at www.bit.ly/LAmulch. We apologize that we cannot take orders…on Nextdoor and if you are a renter, you’ll need written permission from your landlord. Questions will be answered in private messages via Inbox as quickly as possible; it helps if you provide your full name, address, email, and phone number.
If you’re concerned that 2.5 yards or 5 yards of mulch is too much for you, you could split the load with a neighbor, but please note that you would have to move it yourself. Alternatively, you can pick up mulch at one of our self-serve mulch giveaway locations. You must be home to accept delivery, and our drivers are unable to block driveways, sidewalks, or other rights of way.
The green yard trimmings that LASAN collects in green bins go through a thorough cleaning, screening and grinding process and then is spread into piles. The piles are heated up to 120-140 degrees and frequently aerated by turning for 20 days. High temperatures, thorough turning, and composting all help to give microbes their best shot at pesticides to break them down into harmless chemicals during the composting process but there is no guarantee that all be eliminated. We lab analyze a sample once every 2 months and post the results on our website at www.lacitysan.org.”