Green Thumb, Brown Mulch

Green Thumb, Brown Mulch | greenthumb,walter fuller,st. petersburg

At St. Petersburg’s annual Green Thumb Festival, Mike Reid and Eric Boyd shovel mulch into paper bags. Because it violates Florida law to put yard waste in a landfill, St. Petersburg recycles it into mulch. St. Petersburg has five yard waste collection/mulch pickup sites inside city limits where residents may take free mulch. At the Walter Fuller Recreation Center this past weekend, residents enjoyed the luxury of city workers bagging and delivering the mulch curbside as part of the festival.

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