Ireland’s first drive-through garden waste recycling centre
Mulch opens Ireland’s first under cover drive-through garden waste recycling centre in Dublin
29 July 2015
Mulch, a garden waste recycling and compost specialist, has opened Ireland’s first drive-through green waste recycling centre in Coolock, North County Dublin. The 12,000 square foot facility also incorporates a new retail store where the company sells its own peat-free compost and garden products to gardeners.
Mulch was founded in 2011 to provide a facility for environmentally minded gardeners and landscapers to dispose of green waste and purchase 100% peat free compost, which it says can be difficult to obtain in Ireland. Mulch is currently one of a few licensed garden waste facilities in Dublin City.
John McGuinness, founder and director of operations at Mulch, explains that many urban gardeners and landscapers find themselves without anywhere to get rid of green waste properly and that its new facility offers convince and top quality service. “Urban gardeners and landscapers require a convenient and cost-effective way to dispose of garden waste and our new facility has been designed to make things as easy as possible” says McGuinness.
A move towards peat free compost is a key trend for environmentally conscious gardeners and landscapers but McGuinness says many garden centres do not stock good peat free alternatives for Irish gardens. “Most multi-purpose composts available in garden centres in Ireland contain large quantities of peat, despite the fact that it is an increasingly depleted natural resource.” He added “We recycle everything we take in which allows us to produce a range of peat-free products to go right back into the garden.”
Mulch operates in three distinct areas: green waste recycling, garden products and household fuels. With the green waste collected in its facility, Mulch creates its own peat free products which is then sold in bulk or in easy to handle bags. The company sells Mulch Super Grow Compost, Mulch Soil Enricher, Mulch Big Bark and Mulch Fine Bark. In its retail space Mulch also sells a selection of tools and garden products such as flat pack raised beds.