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Free Mulch

Checking Soil

Mulch is any type of material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and make the garden bed look more attractive. LA Sanitation creates high-quality mulch from the green waste collected from homes across the City. This mulch is available free to residents! You can pick it up yourself at one of eleven locations around the City.

Option One: Free Self-Service

Picking Up Mulch The Free Mulch Giveaway program is available to all resi-dents of the City of Los Angeles. LA Sanitation (LASAN) is "Closing The Loop" by providing free quality mulch in 10 different locations throughout the City that are open to the public.  Download the flyer here.

Instructions: Bring your own shovel, bag or pick-up; load up your own containers and take as much as you need.

If any locations run out of mulch or you want to know the delivery schedule, please call the Lopez Canyon Environmental Education Center at 818-485-0703.

To learn more about our soil amendments and how to compost at home, click here. If you'd like to join one of our free Urban Gardening Workshops at Lopez Canyon, click here for the flyer.

Option Two: Free Home Delivery (currently unavailable)

Truck Dropping Off Mulch The City of Los Angeles is now offering free mulch delivery to Los Angeles City residents. Deliveries will be made from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

*Restrictions do apply and the property owner must be present at time of delivery for signature. Prior to being scheduled, homeowner must read, agree to, and sign the necessary waiver and order form below.

Deliveries will be scheduled for homeowners within the City of Los Angeles on a first-come, first-served basis and will require a signed waiver from the property owner. The property owner must be present at the time of delivery for signature. Each address will be limited to 2 (two) separate deliveries per calendar year.

To request a home delivery of mulch, please complete the form below.

If you have questions or need help, please call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489.  We also suggest that you read the FAQs about our mulch.

Residents can choose from two delivery size options:
  • Whole load of 5 cubic yards (approximately 5-6 cubic yards, covering 500 square feet at 3-4 inches thick)
  • Half load of 2.5 cubic yards (approximately 2.5-3 cubic yards, covering 250 square feet at 3-4 inches thick)
The delivery truck dimensions are as follows:

     Length:  20 feet, 10 inches
     Width: 10 feet, 5 inches
     Height: 15 feet, 5 inches