Leonardtown, MD –The St. Mary’s County department of Public Works and Transportation has some good news for citizens. Free mulch has been prepared and is set to become available to those seeking to acquire some for their use.

County residents are welcome to pick up mulch free of charge, beginning thisFriday, June 8, at the St. Andrew’s Landfill.Mulch is available for pickup between8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday throughSaturday.The St. Andrew’s Landfill is closed on Sundays. Mulch will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Citizens are reminded that they are responsible for the loading and transportation of the mulch.Please bring a shovel, pitchfork or similar hand tool to load the mulch.Covering the load with a tarp prior to transporting is required in order to minimize material from blowing off the vehicle.

If assistance is required, special needs exist or additional information is requested, please contact the Department of Public Works & Transportation at 301-475-4200, ext. *3517. Additional Recycling/Solid Waste Program information is available on the web athttp://www.co.saintmarys.md.us/dpw/