(CMR) The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is inviting interested residents to collect “free mulch” at the National Road (NRA) stockpile at Poindexter Road, Prospect, from 7 a.m. on Saturday, 12 February 2022.
Residents are asked to come out early and bring their shovels and bags to remove the mulch. Once again, the material will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis.
DEH Director Mr. Richard Simms explained that the mulch currently offered to the public is the remains of vegetative debris collected from the Tropical Storm Grace.
“Our team is now at the Poindexter site in Prospect to complete the mulching of the vegetation waste remain there. This will put an end to the mulching operations started in September last year,” he added.
The DEH is also reminding residents that all temporary sites for the collection of vegetative debris are closed to the public. Any vegetation waste and other materials are expected to be taken to the George Town Landfill from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays until 1 p.m. on Saturday, and it is closed on Sunday. However, the landfill drop-off facility at the gate will remain accessible for the public and small vehicles 24 hours per day.