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Malahide man's 'Mulch' is recycling garden waste

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John McGuinness

John McGuinness

John McGuinness

A Malahide man has launched the first 'under cover' and drive through garden waste recycling centre in Dublin with a new facility on the Malahide Road.

John McGuinness from Broomfield in Malahide founded Mulch, the garden waste recycling and compost specialist in 2011 and recently opened the new 12,000 facility on the Malahide Road.

John's company, Mulch, which was founded in 2011, receives green garden waste such as grass, leaves, trees and hedges which is then recycled and composted into top quality, environmentally friendly, garden products.

Mulch was created to provide a facility for environmentally minded gardeners and landscapers to dispose of green waste and purchase 100% peat free compost, which can be difficult to obtain in Ireland and is one of the few licensed garden waste facilities in Dublin and the only one under cover.

John said: '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. 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.

'We recycle everything we take in which allows us to produce a range of peat-free products to go right back into the garden. We believe that there is great potential to expand our business into other urban centres in Ireland and the UK in the coming years.'

Mulch receives any waste which grows in a garden, including grass, leaves, trees, hedges, branches and cuttings and is open to all vehicle types and trailers and to both domestic and commercial landscapers and waste does not need to be bagged in advance.

For those who cannot move large quantities of garden waste Mulch also offers a collection service.

The green waste received is recycled and composted to create superior own branded 100% peat free products which can be sold loose in bulk and in smaller easy to handle bags.

Mulch also has a retail store on site which sells a range of garden tools and products including flat packed raised beds.

For those that require large quantities Mulch also deliver all products available in the retail store.

Fingal Independent