Walker County Landfill To Host Mulch Mania In October

Friday, October 15, 2021

A large pile of storm debris will soon be chipped into mulch, finding new life in local gardens and landscaping. On Oct. 21-23, the Walker County Landfill will host Mulch Mania, providing heavily discounted mulch to the community.

During Mulch Mania, Walker County residents can receive up to a loader bucket of mulch for just $10.

Customers wanting to take advantage of this offer should check in at the landfill scale house on one of the designated dates. They will then be directed to where they can receive a load of recently ground limbs and leaves.

Before leaving County property, residents must tarp their truck or trailer.

Adding mulch to landscaping provides a number of environmental benefits, officials said. “It reduces the amount of water that evaporates from soil, cutting down on the amount of moisture needed to keep your plants healthy,” said Paine Gily, Landfill director. “Mulch also acts as an insulating layer, reduces weed growth and prevents compaction by allowing more air and water to flow through the ground.”

Mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until all material is gone. A limit of one discounted loader bucket of mulch per customer will be in effect during this event. 

Mulch Mania dates and times:
•  Thursday, Oct. 21 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;
•  Friday, Oct. 22 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and
•  Saturday, Oct. 23 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Walker County Landfill is located at 5120 N. Marble Top Road in Chickamauga.


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