Score Free Mulch at “Mulch Madness” Source Reduction Event

Free Mulch Giveaway

Press Release

For immediate release:
April 19, 2024

For more information, contact:
Linda Lowe, Director of Communications  
Department of the Environment; (301) 836-2115

Score Free Mulch at “Mulch Madness” Source Reduction Event

LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will host a free Mulch Madness Source Reduction Event for County residents on Saturday, April 20, 2024.  The one-day-only event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facility at 6650 Maude Savoy Brown Road in Upper Marlboro (from Crain Highway, proceed on Maude Savoy Brown Road and follow the Visitors Center signs to the facility). 

“Mulching provides nutrition and protection to the soil and is one of the most beneficial things a homeowner can do for their landscape,” says DoE Director Andrea Crooms.  “It gives your lawn a clean, finished look, is environmentally friendly, and helps beautify your yard and community.” 

The free mulch is primarily derived from Christmas trees recycled during the County’s holiday tree recycling program.  It is shredded at the Prince George’s County Organics Composting Facility.  The mulch is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mulch Madness is restricted to County residents only (proof of residency may be required), no business vehicle signage will be permitted, and only non-commercial vehicles at ¾ ton maximum weight are allowed. Self-loaders should bring their shovels, pitchforks, bags, containers, and tarps to secure and transport the materials. 

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