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Free L.A. City San Mulch Now Available Via Free Delivery


Many local gardeners know that the City of Los Angeles offers free mulch to Los Angeles residents at 11 different pickup locations around the city.  (Mulch is ground-up plant material, made from the green waste picked up by the city, which is used to cover garden and landscaping soil to retain moisture, suppress weeds and improve appearance.)  But for those who don’t have an easy way to pick up their own mulch in bulk, there’s now a second option: free home delivery.

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So just in time for spring gardening and cleanup projects, here are the two ways you can now get your LA City San mulch:

  1. Bring your own shovel, bags and/or vehicle to one of the city distribution sites.  (Load your own containers, and take as much as you need. Pickup sites closest to us include:Boyle Heights (Council District #14)
    850 North Mission Road, Los Angeles 90033
    Mulch delivered to this location: Thursdays (compost) and Fridays (mulch)
    Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00am- 5:00pm

    East L.A. (Council District #14)
    2646 East Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles 90023
    Mulch delivered to this location: Wednesdays
    Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00am- 5:00pm

    Elysian Valley (Council District #13)
    3000 Gilroy Street, Los Angeles 90039
    Mulch delivered to this location: Mondays and Thursdays
    Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00am-5:00pm

    Griffith Park (Council District #4)
    Across from 5400 Griffith Park Drive, Los Angeles 90027
    Compost and mulch delivered to this location: Everyday (except weekends)
    Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00am-5:00pm

    Lincoln Heights (Council District #1)
    1903 Humboldt Street, Los Angeles 90031
    Mulch delivered to this location: Monday and Thursday
    Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00am-5:00pm

    West Los Angeles (Council District #10)
    6001 Bowcroft Street, Los Angeles 90016
    Mulch delivered to this location: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00am-5:00pm

  2. Schedule free mulch delivery by calling 1-800-773-2489 or e-mailing [email protected]. Deliveries are made between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Please note that restrictions do apply, and the property owner has to read, agree and sign a waiver and order form, which are available at are also offered in two different quantities:
    • Whole load of 5 yards – approximately 5-6 cubic yards, covering 500 sq ft at 3-4 inches thick
    • Half load of 2.5 yards – approximately 2.5-3 cubic yards, covering 250 sq ft at 3-4 inches thick

Also note that deliveries are limited to two per address per calendar year.

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Finally, for even more free garden goodness, LA City San can also help with your compost needs.  Free composting workshops and sales of compost bins are offered at both Griffith Park and Lopez Canyon.  Outdoor composting workshops are held two Saturdays of each month promptly at 10 a.m., and compost bin sales are held on two Fridays of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discounted compost bins ($20 each) are also sold at each workshop event.  And TOPGRO Premium Soil Amendment and TOPGRO Mulch are available for just $2 per bag at the Lopez Canyon site…with free mulch at both sites (bring your own shovel and containers).  Proof of City of Los Angeles residence is required for the discounted sales but the workshops are open to everyone, regardless of residency.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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