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Free mulch loading services extended at Kealakehe station

Amid the continued water restrictions in North Kona, the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management has extended the temporary suspension of mulch loading fees at the Kealakehe Transfer Station in hopes of continuing to encourage the public to use mulch around their plants to save water.

DEM has directed its contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, to provide free mulch loading services through Dec. 31. The free mulch is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Mulch loading hours at the mulch public pickup area are from 7 a.m-4 p.m.

Hawaiian Earth Recycling will load mulch into your truck and or trailer at no cost. You can also self-load your vehicle if you only want a small amount.

Mulching boosts water retention in the soil while conserving water. Mulch provides moisture while nurturing plants and trees, and delivers natural nutrients that improve soil productivity.

For information, call Hawaiian Earth Recycling at 935-2277. For more recycling information, visit


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