Free mulch or compost for seniors offered Wednesday

Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District will be offering free compost or mulch loading for seniors from 8 to noon tomorrow. Seniors can get a pickup sized scoop loaded at the yard waste site. That is behind the Columbus and Bartholomew County Recycling Center at 720 S. Mapleton St.

Seniors will not need to stop at the district office for a loading ticket.

The regular loading program will start on April 9th and be held on Fridays from 2 to 4:30. Bartholomew County residents will be able to get the pickup sized scoop for $10 per load.

To take part in the regular mulch or compost loading program, you must first stop at the office and pay by check or with exact cash at the black box on the porch of the office. Then take a ticket marked “M” for mulch or “C” for compost to the loading area.

The Friday Loading Program is for Bartholomew County residents only and no businesses are allowed. For more information call 812-376-2614 or visit