Free, Untreated Mulch Available to the Public


Bay County officials are giving out free untreated mulch. 

The public is invited to load and haul off as much mulch as they need. The material is created from storm debris being delivered to any of the county’s eight debris management sites, where it is being mulched to reduce its volume.

You can pick up mulch at the following locations: 

·         Under the Oaks Park – 5843 E. U.S. 98, Panama City, FL 32404

·         H.G. Harder’s Park – 8110 John Pitts Rd., Panama City, FL 32401

·         Chapman Park – 2526 Rollins Ave., Bayou George, FL 32404

·         Laird Park – 6310 Laird Park Rd., Panama City, FL 32401

“This is untreated material,” Bay County Solid Waste Superintendent Glenn Ogborn said. “It doesn’t have anything in it to prohibit decay and termites or other critters from eating it.”

Ogborn cautioned that the material is not suitable for all purposes, and users should be mindful that it has not been treated.

To date, (Tuesday, Dec. 18) debris haulers have removed 4.47 million cubic yards of debris from the county right of way.

Hauling operations will be temporarily suspended for the Christmas holidays from Dec. 23 through Dec. 27 with operations resuming Dec. 28 and returning full throttle by Jan. 2.

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