Free Mulch Giveaway Day coming soon

09/06/2016

Georges River Administrator John Rayner is inviting residents to take advantage of Georges River Council's Mulch Giveaway Day on Saturday, 25 June 2016.

Mr Rayner said Council has accumulated a large amount of mulch from tree pruning and associated works within the local government area.

"Mulching your garden has many environmental and aesthetic benefits, including protecting plants’ root systems and adding much-needed nutrients to the soil," he said.

"Mulching also helps prevent weeds and retain moisture, so that you will spend less time maintaining your garden and more time enjoying it."

Mr Rayner said mulching is a natural form of recycling where nothing is wasted and your garden is replenished.

"The end result is your garden will look greener and healthier.

"I encourage all residents to take advantage of this free offer to not only help the environment but to improve the appearance of your front and back gardens."

Residents will be able to obtain free mulch subject to:

 Providing a Hurstville or Kogarah City Council rates notice (or equivalent proof of residence);

 Domestic use only; and

 Only one utility vehicle or suitable trailer load per residence

Bags of mulch will be available for residents who do not have access to a utility vehicle or suitable trailer.

The mulch giveaway will be held at Mortdale Works Depot, entry via Roberts Avenue, Peakhurst on Saturday, 25 June 2016 between 8.00 am and 2.00pm.

For more information, telephone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9330 6400 or visit

www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au