Fortuna to offer compost for free

The city of Fortuna will be hosting a week-long promotional give-away for Exceptional Quality (EQ) Class A compost for beneficial reuse as a soil amendment to your property or place of residence beginning on Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1 (or until its supply is gone) on a first-come, first serve basis.

Loading hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the facility at 180 Dinsmore Drive. As per the city's Biosolids Management Plan, the public will be limited to 2.5 cubic yards (roughly one full-size pickup truck load) of material per address per year. Small pickup trucks should hold 1.5 cubic yards. Everyone will be required to sign a "Hold Harmless" release of liability when picking up the compost. Drivers must have proper tarps for covering compost while transporting from the facility. Tarps will not be provided by the city. No pickups with canopies will be loaded.

The public is asked to use the corporation yard entrance, second gate past the bridge, when picking up the compost. Vehicles entering the corporation yard can proceed directly to the loading area by following the signs.

For more information, call 707-725-1476.