In view of the continued water crisis, I would love to see the city of Fresno give citizens access to compost and mulch for their yards. Many cities have a site where the city dumps these materials and the citizens can pick them up for free.
Mulch on flowerbeds saves up to 30 percent of water that is applied. This is not only good stewardship of an increasingly precious resource, but mulch breaks down over time and contributes to soil health and fertility.
In a tour of the Fresno wastewater facility, our guide said the city pays a company to get rid of the compost and mulch. Instead of paying for someone to dump these materials let’s put this back into our yards and save water and city costs.
Andrew Feil, Fresno