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COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, the leaf mulch giveaway scheduled for this Saturday will not take place.
â€śItâ€™s something weâ€™ve advertised for a while now, but (the mulch) is all gone already,â€ť Cearbaugh said.
The mulch has been available to the public for a few weeks. Department personnel is on hand once a year to load the mulch for residents who bring a way to haul it away.
Normally, one day is selected toward the end of spring for all of the leftover mulch to be given away before the city hauls it; however, this year residents have already depleted the resource.
â€śWe didnâ€™t really anticipate it being gone, but I guess with the warm weather people have already taken advantage of it,â€ť said Cearbaugh.