Has anyone used the free compost and mulch from the city of FtW? I was planning to go this weekend and get some as I can't produce enough in my compost heap to cover all that needs it. My only concern is that it might have herbicides in it, as not everyone contributing is organic. I do have to say "Hurrah!!!!" to the council of Ft Worth for having the courage to implement the recycle/composting program. Thanks,
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 6:45 pm Posts: 354 Location: San Antonio,Tx
We have a city site here, which recently burned to the ground, and have used it in past.
They started charging for the 'fine' mulch at $.03/lb but the 'course' mulch is still free. Course mulch is not worth the effort as it's too large. The cost of the 'fine' mulch = the cost of good mulch from local suppliers. With either, I still have to load it myself. No thanks.
Refering to your concerns, most all of that mulch are from trees and brush that has not received toxins. I take my brush there often and have not seen any grass clippings dumped there that may have come from someone's non-organic lawn.
I used Denton Dirt on my veg. garden and it just died out. No vegetables at all. What a mess. I found out on their web site that they use sewage sludge mixed with other stuff and it does have grass clippings form lawns in it. Good luck.
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