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Calling all gardeners! Here are the places to get mulch for free!

Posted at 7:05 AM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 10:06:16-04

It may be the beginning of Spring, but gardeners know that now is the time to plant your fall garden. Do you have your seeds? Great! Now, you need the soil! How does free sound?

HMS Landscapes in Phoenix is one place to go! The company recycles their lawn trimmings by mulching it. They generate more than 700 tons of green waste in just one year. Employees told us that nothing has been added to the mulch, so you should get lots of natural nutrients. Your plants and your wallets can continue to grow for FREE!

You can load up bags, buckets, even trucks. There is no limit on how much mulch you can take. Pick up your free mulch Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each and every week. Just be sure to call first.

If you don't have a green thumb, you can still use the mulch to update your landscaping! Either way, I'm rooting for you!


HMS Landscapes 

6107 S. 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85042



In Tempe, there is a FREE compost event on April 7th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Tempe Compost Yard. This is open to all residents in the Valley. They're calling it: BYOB/T- bring your own bags, buckets, small trailers or small trucks. The City of Tempe Solid Waste and Recycling Services staff will give you high-quality, laboratory-tested compost complements of the city's own composting program. 

Normally, the compost is only available to Tempe residents by appointment. So, don't miss this event!



Solid Waste Compost Yard 

North Rio Road

Tempe, Arizona 85281 
Near the corner of W. Rio Salado Pkwy. & Hardy Drive in Tempe – just follow the signs!


City of Phoenix residents can dispose of their yard waste by using a composter or mulcher. City of Phoenix composters (constructed from old garbage cans) can be obtained at a city disposal facility for $5. Call 602-262-7251 for more information. 

You have to pick these up at one of two transfer stations (27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road and 30205 N Black Canyon Highway) and bring proof of residency.

Click here for more information.

In the Town of Gilbert, residents can pick up a compost bin at Gilbert's Household Hazardous Waste Facility during business hours.  For more information, click here