Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mulch Mountain

Though The Windstorm was two months ago, the vestiges of the storm are still with us.    Fallen trees and limbs are still being ground up into mulch.   One of the grinding operations has been on Sierra Madre Blvd., just east of PHS.   The mulch mountain there is big -- probably 30 feet tall.   

Another mulch mountain is at the Sierra Madre Villa Debris Basin just west of Hastings Ranch.  The photo just doesn't do justice to the size of the mulch mountain there.   This one too is about 20-30 feet high.

At one point, I read where the mulch was available for use.  But, recently I heard just the opposite -- that the mulch is being trucked away to a landfill.   Anyone know what's really happening with this stuff?   .



Boo Lady said...

My neighbor just talked to one of the truck drivers waiting to haul mulch away from the SMV debris basin location. He said they take it to their mulch distribution center in Corona. So my neighbor looked it up:

Viramontes Express
17130 Hellman Avenue
Corona, CA 92880-9724
Website: Information not found
Phone: (909) 597-7232

Viramontes Express in Corona, CA is a private company categorized under Trucking. Our records show it was established in 2002 and incorporated in California. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $10 to 20 million and employs a staff of approximately 20 to 49.
Business Categories
Mulches in Corona, CA Regional Trucking Services And Wholesale Soil Nursery Garden & Farm Supply Stores

alex said...

we could use some of that in our yard.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

if it isn't fenced in can't you back your truck up and just get you some?

Petrea Burchard said...

Free mulch is available at the Jackie Robinson Center 'til 3pm every day in February to anyone who has the means to haul it away. I imagine most of it is coming from these mountains.

I've got to get some pictures so I can post about it! These are great, Michael.

Mrs. East of Allen said...

Our city rep told me that some of it is being trucked to the site in Corona mentioned. The excuse: some Pasadenans were putting non-green waste into their piles, so that mulch has been designated as "toxic waste." I don't buy that excuse, frankly. I think it's more likely that the city isn't inclined to spend the time and money necessary to find ways to use the mulch. A city our size could use every cubic inch of the mulch if it chose to. But it would require a concerted effort. Just my opinion.

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