Mulch giveaway

Free mulch available in Newton

NEWTON, N.C. Newton will offer free mulch to the public Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27.

The free mulch will be available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days at the city’s Boston Road facility off N.C. 10 West.

Newton residents, non-residents and contractors may pick up the mulch. For people who live within the city limits of Newton, the city offers free delivery to homes with truck access.

The mulch is made from what the city’s chipper crew picks up around the city. It includes different types of wood, sticks, twigs and leaves. It may have poison oak or poison ivy ground up in it.

For more information, call the Public Works and Utilities Department at 828-695-4294 or 828-695-4310.