Time to mulch the garden
Posted on 11 Oct, 2021
Save your soil from baking in the Alice Springs heat this summer with a load of mulch from the Regional Waste Management Facility!
You can now buy affordable, high-quality mulch for just $30 a ute load, or have a truck load delivered for $200.
The mulch is made by grinding up garden waste that’s dropped off at the Regional Waste Management Facility. This material is heaped into piles and watered regularly.
The heat in the piles reaches about 75 degrees which kills any seeds or weeds, and it is turned every three days, giving staff an opportunity to see and remove any debris.
At the end of seven weeks the final product is a rich, clean mulch ready to apply to the garden.
Heavy Machinery Operator Ali Satour said the process of making the mulch is a great part of his job.
“It’s really satisfying recycling the green waste that comes in and knowing it isn’t going to landfill,” he said.
“When we sell it to customers we know it’s a good product.”
Mulch will be available to the public in early November. To purchase a ute load just go to the weigh bridge and let the attendant know you’d like to buy some mulch. To organise a delivery via truck call 8950 4343.