Why are we no longer offering free mulch?
Mulch is currently unavailable at the City of South Perth Recycling Centre.
The City of South Perth is part of the quarantine area for an exotic pest called Polyphagous shot-hole borer. The City’s free mulch program has been put on hold to comply with quarantine requirements. To find out more about quarantine requirements please visit agric.wa.gov.au/borer.
The City has also discontinued free mulch due to the following reasons:
- Stockpile green waste and mulch is identified as a potential environmental threat to superficial aquifer ground water due to possible leaching of nutrients.
- Mulch is a potential fire risk due to possible spontaneous combustion.
For more information on the waste and recycling, please visit southperth.wa.gov.au/waste-and-recycling.