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 signs), continue to the mulch pile at the southwest corner of the yard.


  • An employee-driven loader may be available to load mulch during the hours stated below (call first to check availability).
  • The loader operator has multiple jobs and may not be at the mulch pile when you arrive. Wait at the site and they will be with you within a few minutes. If you wait more than 10 minutes, call Public Works at 309-454-9571.

Hours of Availability

 Summer Hours
(Memorial Day - Labor Day) 
 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Regular Hours
(Labor Day - Memorial Day)
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Friday


1301 Warriner Street, Normal, IL

Self-service Mulch

Mulch is available for  self-loading 24/7 at the southeast corner of the Landscape Waste Drop Site (while supplies last; we occasionally run out of mulch).