The following products are sold at the Recovery Operations Center. Products are sold in multiples of cubic yards but a half cubic yard can be purchased for half the listed price. A cubic yard will fill a full size pickup truck. No products are sold bagged.
Our compost is made from leaves and pine needles collected through the city's annual leaf collection program. Compost is useful as a soil amendment and can be added by top dressing the lawn or garden with 1″ - 2″ of product or by tilling into the soil (up to 4″). When tilled in, compost improves drainage in clay soils and increases moisture retention in sandy soil.
Our mulch is made from brush, limbs and logs collected through the city's Bulk Waste Program. Although most frequently used to enhance the appearance of flower beds, mulching also decreases moisture loss from evaporation and helps to inhibit weed growth. It is used throughout the city on highway medians and roadside plantings to surround trees and shrubs. Our mulch is all natural and contains no dyes or chemicals which would eventually leach out and contaminate groundwater or waterways.
Rough Cut Mulch
This is a very rough mulch grind which is generally less aesthetically pleasing than our regular mulch. It can be used for road beds and to supplement large mulch beds prior to topping with our other more visually appealing products.
Rough cut mulch is free to Newport News residents who self-load.
Product Price List
Prices include Virginia state sales tax. Products are normally sold in multiples of cubic yards but a half cubic yard can be purchased for half the listed price.