Springfield Public Works Announces New Residential Mulch Delivery Service

The Springfield Department of Public Works has long provided free mulch (shredded wood, double hammer-milled, medium-textured, hardwood) for residents to pick-up at the Municipal Pool parking lot for their gardens. For 2017, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new mulch delivery service in response to requests by residents.  The program is designed in a similar fashion with comparable pricing to communities like South Orange, Chatham Township, Chatham Borough, and Morris County.  Residential delivery of mulch is available for $50 for 5 cubic yards to homes located in Springfield that have a driveway on which to dump the material. Orders can only be taken online and payment is only accepted by credit card. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any specific delivery time but delivery will occur within 48 hours of an order being placed, and only between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mulch will be dumped at the furthest end of the driveway (closest to the home and away from the street). Mulch will not be dumped on lawns so as to avoid damaging your lawn from the truck driving on it. If you would like to cancel your order, you must do so by speaking directly with a representative of the DPW at 973-912-8483. Cancellations will not be accepted after-hours, by e-mail, or by voicemail message. This service is only available while mulch supplies last.

 Mulch is used around trees, shrubs, landscape plants and flower beds to help reduce weeds, conserve moisture and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. Wood mulch breaks down slowly and adds organic matter to the soil. Generally, a mulch layer of two to four inches will reduce weeds, conserve moisture, and increase the attractiveness around shrubs and trees. When mulching around trees, remember to keep mulch approximately six inches from the tree trunk.

Cubic Yard Coverage Table – General Guide

  • 1 c.y. = 324 square feet at 1″ depth
  • 1 c.y. = 162 square feet at 2″ depth
  • 1 c.y. = 108 square feet at 3″ depth
  • 1 c.y. = 81 square feet at 4″ depth
  • 1 c.y. = 64 square feet at 5″ depth

Click here to place your delivery order of 5 cubic yards of mulch for $50.