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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Sep 08

Save Money on Compost and Mulch While Preparing for Winter

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 8:43 AM by Communications Department

Support Sustainability Through Recycling

The temperatures may be very warm and the sun shining bright but believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. Now is the time to think about preparing lawns and gardens for winter. The Recovery Operations Center on Atkinson Way offers compost and mulch at a very low cost.9_8_Compost_Mulch_SC These products are made from the thousands of tons of leaves, brush and yard debris collected from Newport News residents throughout the year. Converting these materials into a useful product is a form of recycling which reduces the amount of waste deposited into the landfill. The compost is tested by a university lab and is certified by the US Composting Council.

There are two grades of each product: first grind mulch and unscreened compost cost only $6 per cubic yard (a full size pickup truck load); second grind mulch and screened compost cost $8 per cubic yard. Unscreened mulch is available for free to Solid Waste Fee paying residents who self-load. The Recovery Operations Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more information about compost and mulch prices, please visit the Product Price List website.