Last weekend to pick up free compost

NEWTON, NC (April 18, 2013) – This weekend is your last chance to pick up free leaf compost from the Boston Road facility in Newton. More compost will not be available until next spring.

People can pick up compost from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The material is available to residents and non-residents. City staff will load compost into trucks or trailers.

Mulch is no longer available for pick-up at the Boston Road facility. However, residents within the city limits may request loads of mulch delivered free of charge. Interested residents should contact the Public Works Department to add their name to the list. Typical waiting list times for the spring and summer months are one to two weeks.

For more information, or to check on the availability of materials, call Public Works at 828-695-4310 or the Sanitation Department at 828-695-4294.