Turf Removal Rebates With the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants in your landscape. Its high water use and frequent maintenance make it a time-consuming and expensive yard option. In fact, the average residential customer spends about 60% of their water on outdoor irrigation. By changing turf to a California Friendly™ yard of drought tolerant plants you can save water and money.To help with turf removal projects, rebates are available for $2.00 or more per square foot of turf removed.  This increased turf removal rebate is being provided in response to Governor Edmund G Brown Jr.’s emergency drought declaration.

To get approval for turf removal  and a rebate application for the turf replacement project, go to SoCal Water Smart.

Once the turf is removed, you can save even more water and money by using organic mulch around plants.  And guess what? LA County has a free mulch program at 11 different locations across the city.  Just bring your own bags and shovel and load up your containers with as much as you need. For more information, go to  Be Waterwise.

Free Mulch Giveaway Locations and Times:

Boyle Heights is Now Open
Address: 850 N Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Thursdays (compost) and Fridays (mulch)
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

East L.A. (near Boyle Heights)
Address: 2649 E Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90023
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Wednesdays
Hours of operation: Fri-Sun 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Elysian Valley
Address: 3000 Gilroy St. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Mondays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Lake View Terrace(near Sylmar)
Address: 11950 Lopez Canyon Rd. San Fernando Valley, CA 91342
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Everyday (except weekend)
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Lincoln Heights is Now Open
Address: 1903 Humboltdt St. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Monday and Thursday
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

North Hills (near Van Nuys Airport)
Address: 16600 Roscoe Pl. North Hills, CA 91343
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Wednesdays and Fridays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

North Hollywood (near Burbank) is Now Open
Address: Corner of Vineland Ave. & W. Chandler Blvd., San Fernando Valley, Ca 91601
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Mondays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

San Pedro
Address: 1400 N Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Fridays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Sun Valley (near Sheldon-Arleta Park)
Address: 12455 Wicks St. San Fernando Valley, CA 91352
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Van Nuys (near D.C. Tillman Plant)
Address: 15800 Victory Blvd. San Fernando Valley, CA 91406
Entrance South of Densmore Ave. Intersection
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Mondays
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

West L.A.
Address: 6001 Bowcroft St. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Mulch Delivered to this Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hours of operation: Everyday 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.