Post date: Mar 14, 2012 12:23:0 PM

Towson, MD - The Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management has supplies of mulch and compost available to County residents, free of charge. These products are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, only at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility in White Marsh. This facility is located at 6259 Days Cove Road, and is open Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendants are not available to assist with loading the mulch/compost; residents are asked to bring their own container(s) and shovels to load the material themselves.

Mulch consists of chipped woody material, and can be used as a top covering around trees, bushes, etc. Compost results from the decomposition of grass, leaves, and small brush, and serves as a soil amendment to provide nutrients and enrichment to plants. The quality of the mulch and compost may vary, and the County offers no warranties regarding usage of these materials.

Residents interested in mulch and/or compost are urged to contact the Bureau in advance to ensure that supplies are still available. For availability information and directions, please call 410-887-2000.