Free Mulch

Dear Citizens,

We’ve had some recent questions regarding brush/limb drop-off and acquisition of free mulch from our Hal Flanders Recycle Center.

Here are some bullet points to help answer those questions:

  • The City has recently received a $9221 grant from our Rio Grande Council of Government Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC Grant) to pick up brush around the City and mulch the materials for City resident usage.
  • The City has hired a vendor to pick up the brush adjacent to dumpsters and parkways throughout the City.  They will be picking up that brush through next Friday (June 17th).
  • We have re-opened the Recycle Center for resident brush and limb drop off.  The hours that we are open for drop off are 8a-12p Tuesday through Saturday.
  • We currently have a lot of mulch already at the Recycle Center and you can pick that up between 8a-12p Tuesday through Saturday.  That mulch was made last year and is still available at no charge.
  • Between June 20th and July 15th, we will have a ‘tub-grinder’ mobilized to Alpine and mulch all the new brush and limbs at the Recycle Center.   This is part of the SWAC Grant.
  • After completion of the mulching, we will have even more for folks to utilize across the City.  I do anticipate Patsy McWilliams and our Keep Alpine Beautiful Team to come up with some sort of contest on mulching usage in the City.

Thank you for the questions.  If I was unable to answer them all, or you have additional questions, please call me at City Hall.

Thank you and have a wonderful day in Alpine,

Erik Zimmer, City Manager

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