Free Mulch Loading Services Extended at Kealakehe Transfer

November 7, 2017, 2:57 PM HST
* Updated November 16, 1:18 PM
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Amid the continued water restrictions in North Kona, the County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has extended the temporary suspension of mulch loading fees at the Kealakehe Transfer Station in hopes of continuing to encourage the public to utilize mulch around their plants to save water.

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DEM has directed its contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, to provide free mulch loading services through Thursday, Dec. 31, 2017. As always, the free mulch is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mulch loading hours at the facility’s mulch public pick-up Area are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hawaiian Earth Recycling will load mulch into your truck and or trailer at no cost to you. You may also self-load your vehicle if you only want a small load of mulch.

Mulching boosts water retention in the soil while conserving water. Mulch provides moisture while nurturing plants and trees, and it delivers natural nutrients that dramatically improve soil productivity.


For more information, directions and availability, call Hawaiian Earth Recycling at (808) 935-2277. For more recycling information, visit the County of Hawai‘i’s website.

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