A mound of mulch, made out of a small amount of leftover debris from October’s historic ice storm, is waiting to be picked up by Edmond residents at Hafer Park near East 2nd Street and South Bryant Avenue.
The city of Edmond said it has picked up about 800,000 cubic yards of damaged tree limbs so far. The cleanup process is still not finished.
In the end, the cleanup process will cost more than $10 million dollars, but the FEMA Disaster Declaration will cover most of the cost.
Edmond said if many residents take advantage of the free mulch, it may provide even more to the public.
“It’s all pretty rough,” said Casey Moore with the city. “It’s not like what you’d buy at Lowe’s or Home Depot that’s nice and fine. So, people need to understand this is a little bit more of a rougher grade of mulch.”
The pile is not staffed, so residents will need to bring their own tools, shovels, bags, and transportation.
“This is definitely a self-serve operation. If someone wants mulch they will need to show up with a way to haul that and a way to load it, all those sorts of things,” said Moore.
The pile is on the north end of Hafer Park, outside the baseball fields, in the same area where residents dropped off debris after October’s storm.
Residents can start picking up their share of the mulch starting Saturday, January 23rd.