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Have you been thinking about sprucing up your flourishing garden or landscaping? Well, you are in luck! Utilize less water, control weeds and complete the recycling loop by using Dunn County Solid Waste’s mulch! Solid Waste takes green waste from tree trimmings and grinds them once a year to produce mulch. The division is pleased to announce that currently, the Elk Mound Area Collection Station has a large pile of mulch available free to the public until gone.
Not a resident of Elk Mound? Not a problem. The Solid Waste and Recycling department is encouraging the usage of mulch therefore allowing residents and non residents to put the mulch to good use. The pile will be open to the general public on Wednesdays and Saturdays to enjoy until it is gone. Simply let an attendant know you are there for the free mulch and drive up to the pile located behind the recycling containers to the right. A pair of gloves and garden fork is recommended and a tarp to cover open-bed trucks. Help yourself to as much mulch as you like.
Mulch is great for ground cover, helps reduce water usage by minimizing evaporation, and reduces soil erosion on slopes. Mulch can be used around trees and flower beds to help plants stay warm as well as weed prevention making it easier to maintain your yard and garden. Another use for wood chips is creating a walkway. Before putting in a mulch walkway, it would be wise to line a weed barrier to prolong the life and usage.
The Elk Mound Area Collection Station is located at 401 570th Avenue, Elk Mound (at the end of 570th Avenue). The hours are Wednesdays 9a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.