Free Stuff – Books, Cardboard and Compost


Indianapolis Marion County Public Library loans many excellent garden-related titles.


Check Indianapolis-area bicycle shops or appliance stores for large sheets of cardboard. Cardboard is commonly used in creating sheet-mulch beds.


Free compost is available through the City of Indianapolis’ Leaf Collection Program. Self-service pick up is available at the Southside Landfill, 2577 S. Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46221. Open 24 hours, daily from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday).

Call (317) 247-6808 for more information.

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