posted on February 01, 2013 06:18
Both the City of Rome and Floyd County Public Works Departments have mulch sites that citizens can access free of charge, if self-loaded.
The City of Rome’s mulch site is located on Vaughn Road. Customers can pick up mulch on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shovel loads are free. Larger loads are sold for a nominal fee: $5 for a small pickup load; $7 for a large pickup load; $30 for a single axle dump-truck load; and $50 for a tandem truck load. Rome accepts cash, check or money order, unfortunately they are not set up to accept credit or debit cards at this time.
“We are glad to be able to provide this service to the community,” said Kip Thompson, Director of Solid Waste Collections with the City of Rome.
Floyd County has two mulch sites that are open and free to the public. One is located on South 1st Street in Lindale, across from Wolfe Park. This site is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Citizens can also pick up mulch at the Berryhill Remote Site, located on Berryhill Road. The remote site is closed on Mondays, but is open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
“The county collects a large amount of leaves with our curbside collection program. We store these at 2 locations, turning them periodically for decomposing. When the mulch is ready, we move it to the designated places,” said Michael Skeen, Public Works Director for Floyd County. “Being able to offer this free of charge is a win-win for both the County and the citizens, so we are happy to offer it.”
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