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Good news for gardeners... free mulch!

Good news for gardeners in the Pitt County area. George Olsen has more.

Pitt County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department has announced they’re giving away mulch. The Department takes in about 12,000 tons of yard waste and debris annually which they then shred into usable mulch. Typically it’s sold back to the public for $5 per cubic yard load. But as the Atlantic hurricane season moves closer to its busiest time, Pitt County wants to clear out as much of the mulch on hand so they’ll have room for debris from any upcoming storms.  Mulch is available to any citizen or business though you need to be able to cover your mulch load with a tarp on leaving. Mulch can be picked up at the Pitt County Transfer Station on Landfill Road in Greenville Monday thru Saturday during business hours. I’m George Olsen.


Additional info -- Transfer station located at 3025 Landfill Rd. Hours for mulch pick-up Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am - noon. Questions, contact Pitt County Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 252-902-3350.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.