RUSTBURG, VA - Mulch serves several purposes-it holds in moisture and regulates temperatures. It keeps weeds out and feeds the soil. A truck full of mulch costs about $30 with most yards needing more than one load, but, thanks to the efforts Campbell County Public Works, citizens may come collect all the mulch they would like at the Livestock Road Transfer Site (361 Livestock Road, Rustburg, VA 24588).
"The mulch is produced from grinding yard waste that is brought to our collection facilities,” said Brian Stokes, Director of Public Works. “Through processing and recycling it, we are able to then offer it to our residents for free, which helps them spruce up their landscaping without spending a dime."
The mulch loading area is located at the Livestock Road Transfer Site, which is located off of U.S. 29, near the Livestock Market. The chipped brush mulch is available, at no cost to Campbell County residents, on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents must load their own mulch, and will need to bring their own tools, such as pitchforks, to do so.
"For safety reasons, brush collection is suspended at the site while the chipping operation is underway, which is expected to be until Monday, September 5. Residents are welcome to take their brush to the Region 2000 Landfill facility, located at 2419 Concord Turnpike, in Lynchburg during operating hours, or they may bring to the Livestock Road facility after 4 p.m. (when chipping is done for the day).
While most landfill mulch programs operate at a cost, Campbell County is able to offer this to citizens free of charge.
“It’s a win-win for us," said Stokes. "Not only does it eliminate waste from our landfill, but it naturally helps residents to keep their yards sustained during the fall and winter.”