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Compost and Mulch
Native Wood Mulchaa  Compost Availability Hours
  • Wednesday and Friday
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • First and Third Saturdays
    • 8 a.m. to noon
  • Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • 2405 E. 6th Avenue, Belton
    • 254-939-6471

Tri-Gro mulch products are available for purchase from the Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant. The most popular product is a compost produced with wood products recycled from area brush collections and wastewater bio-solids. Since Tri-Gro is processed at temperatures above 133 degrees Fahrenheit, it is free of weed seeds, plant diseases and pathogens.

 Product Cost Per Cubic Yard
 Cull $8.50
 Unscreened Compost $8.50
 Native Wood Mulch $8.50
Screened Compost $12.00

Cull is wood pieces that are removed after the compost screening process. It is dark in color and relatively uniform in size. Call Tri-Gro for additional information about availability and products.

 Advantages of Mulch  Tri-Gro Benefits
  • Improves the appearance of beds and gardens
  • Slows weed growth
  • Provides natural cover
  • Decreases soil temperature in summer
  • Insulates and protects plants in winter
  • Provides slow release of nitrogen
  • Improves soil tilth, making digging and tilling easier
  • Improves moisture retention
  • Provides organic matter that commercial fertilizers can't provide
  • Good for sand and clay soil