Wood chips – Policy and Availability

Wood Chips in wheelbarrowIf you need landscaping materials, we may be able to help. BPU contracts with a tree trimming service to clear away tree branches from electric lines. Instead of discarding the branches, we grind them down to a fine wood mulch and offer it to our customers free of charge. The average size load of mulch is about 12 cubic yards, which means the dimensions are around 3 feet high, 8 feet wide, and 12 feet long.

Delivery requests are accepted ONLY from April through August while supplies last. If you are interested in a free delivery of this mulch during this timeframe, please call 913-573-9401 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We will send you an information sheet with a form to fill out and return to us. Before you call, however, please be aware that the mulch is full of green leaves and is in a compost stage, which takes 4 to 6 weeks to deteriorate. While it is in this compost stage, the mulch may severely damage garden plants and shrubs, and it may attract stinging insects such as yellow jackets and wasps. It will also have a strong odor during the deterioration process, like that of rotting grass or leaves.

*Please note when requesting a delivery that the mulch is available on a first-come, first served basis. The delivery program begins annually in April and continues until supplies are depleted.

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