Free Mulch

Brush is collected from residential properties and ground into mulch, which is available to the public at no charge.


  • Call first to check on availability - (309) 454-9571.
  • Enter the Public Works yard at the Electronics Recycling entrance (follow electronic recycling signage) then continue back to the mulch pile at the southeast corner of the yard.
  • An employee driven loader is available to load mulch during the hours stated below.
  • The loader operator has multiple jobs and may not be at the mulch pile when you arrive. Please wait at the site and he will be with you within a few minutes. If you wait more than 10 minutes, contact the Public Works Office Associate at (309) 454-9571.
  • Self-service Mulch - Mulch is available for self-loading 24/7 at the southeast corner of the Landscape Waste Drop Site (when supplies are available - we occasionally run out of mulch).


1301 Warriner Street, Normal, IL

    Hours of Availability

    A loader may not be available from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. due to lunch breaks. Avoid this hour unless you plan to bring a shovel and load your own mulch.

    Regular Hours
    (Labor Day - Memorial Day)
    7:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Monday - Friday
    Summer Hours
    (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
    6:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Monday - Friday