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Thursday, March 29, 2007

PG County reduces mulch dstribution program

(Posted 29 Mar 2007)
For the past several years, the county government has held an annual two-day, Saturday and Sunday, "Mulch Giveaway" program. This year it is apparently being cut in half without any explanation.


For immediate release:

March 29, 2007

For more information, contact:
Linda Lowe
Public Information Specialist
Prince George’s County
Department of Environmental Resources
(301) 883-5952

County Sponsors Free Mulch Giveaway

LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) announces its annual, free Mulch Giveaway for county citizens and residents will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2007.

The one-day event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Branch Composting Facility located at 6601 S.E. Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro (from Crain Highway, proceed on Maude Savoy Brown Road and follow the Visitors’ Center signs to the Facility). In addition to receiving free mulch, participants may tour the Visitors’ Center to learn more about the composting process and the County’s recycling programs.

“DER received an overwhelming response to the Mulch Giveaway held last spring,” stated Charles W. Wilson, Acting Director of DER. “More than 200 vehicles visited the site to pick up over 270 cubic yards of mulch.”

The Mulch Giveaway is restricted to non-commercial vehicles, ¾ ton maximum weight. A skid loader is available to load mulch into residents’ pickup trucks. Residents loading mulch into their cars will need to bring their own containers and tools.

For more information on the Mulch Giveaway, contact the Waste Management Division at (301) 883-5045.

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