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City Compost & Mulch Available Free for Saskatoon Residents

For immediate release: October 6, 2017 - 10:00am
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City Compost & Mulch Available Free for Saskatoon Residents

Saskatoon residents are invited to the west compost depot, to bring a shovel and fill sturdy containers with finished compost and mulch from now until the depot closes on November 12.

“This fall, we are pleased to offer rich, healthy compost and mulch to citizens for free,” says Michelle Jelinski, Senior Project Management Engineer. “The City’s compost depots keep yard and food waste out of the Landfill and produce a high-grade product for the benefit of the entire community.”

Compost and mulch from Saskatoon's Compost Depots are used to keep Saskatoon parks and community gardens healthy and beautiful every year. The City is making this available to Saskatoon residents as a pilot to determine the level of interest in these materials. .

“When you participate in the City’s green cart program or drop off yard waste at the compost depots, you keep organic waste out of the landfill and help create a valuable resource,” Jelinski says.

Finished compost is rich in nutrients and can be used in your garden, on your lawn, and in your containers to make plants healthier. Mulch can be spread around trees, plants and shrubs to hold in moisture, reduce weeds, and for protection over winter.

For bulk loads larger than one cubic yard, please call 306-975-2486 and make an appointment for a time when a loader is available. Bulk material can be purchased at $15 per cubic yard.

Citizens can load their own compost and mulch at the City’s Compost Depot on Highway 7, 1.8 kilometres south of 22nd Street, daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please cover or tarp any open loads to prevent the materials from blowing around. Learn more at saskatoon.ca\compostdepots or call 306-975-2486.