Mulch available to public at Franke Park site during park hours

The tree limb drop-off site at Foster Park West will close Monday as the surrounding neighborhoods have had their branches collected from the curb. The remaining five drop-off locations continue to be available to residents.

The Foster West site will remain open through park hours Monday. Starting Tuesday, residents can take limbs to the two nearest drop-off sites: McMillen Park or National Serv-All'€™s compost site, which is waiving its drop-off fees.

Limbs at the parking lot behind the Foellinger Outdoor Theater adjacent to Franke Park have been ground into a coarse mulch and available for free to the public during park hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Residents are responsible for loading and hauling the mulch.

City crews and contractors are using the City'€™s sites to drop off the limbs and brush collected from neighborhoods. As the neighborhoods surrounding the drop-off sites are cleared, the City is closing the site and finishing grinding the branches into mulch.

The City is continuing to work through the remaining tree sectors. The final sections are now being collected and depending on weather, the entire city should be complete in mid-March. The City is only doing one collect

The remaining locations are:
'€¢    Shoaff Park by Conklin Pavilion (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
'€¢    McMillen Park in pool parking lot (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
'€¢    Foellinger Theater / Lincolndale lot in Franke Park '€“ back parking lot southwest corner (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
'€¢    Biosolids Compost Facility, 6210 Lake Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, branch drop-off fees waived
'€¢    National Serv-all Compost Site, 6231 MacBeth Road, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, branch drop-off fees waived

The City is continuing to collect tree limbs and branches left curbside. Each street will have a single collection. For a map of the collection progress, visit: