Village Offers Free Mulch for Homeowner Landscaping
Palatine residents have come to enjoy the double ground wood mulch the Village has provided for the past several years. This “green” initiative allows the Village to recycle wood from trees removed throughout the year. Most of the mulch is used for Village landscaping beds, however, the excess is made available to residents.
A layer of mulch can enhance and protect plants, shrubs and trees by reducing root damage caused by temperature extremes. Mulch can also inhibit weeds, control soil erosion, prevent soil compaction and help prevent soil splashing on to buildings.
Because this is such a popular program, residents are encouraged to call March 1st to schedule a delivery appointment for April with the Public Works Department by calling 705-5200. Deliveries are made on Fridays only to resident's driveway aprons. The cost is just $12 per cubic yard. There is a three cubic yard minimum and residents are limited to ten cubic yards per household.
For smaller amounts of mulch, residents may visit mulch bins at the holding center located at 550 N. Smith Street. Please provide your own shovel and containers.