Brookhaven Town Hall in an undated photo.

Brookhaven Town Hall in an undated photo. Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis

The Aug. 4 storm that knocked out power and tore through northern Brookhaven Town had an unexpected benefit: Downed trees were turned into mulch and compost, which is now being given away for free to town residents, town officials said.

The mulch and compost are available until supplies run out at the following Brookhaven facilities:

Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville

Percy Raynor Park, Route 347 and Belle Mead Road, South Setauket

The town's ecology center, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville

Rose Caracappa Center, 739 Rte. 25A, Mount Sinai

Brookhaven Landfill, 350 Horseblock Rd., Brookhaven

Manorville Compost Facility, Papermill Road, Manorville

Robert Reid Park, Defense Hill Road and Route 25A, Shoreham

Mastic Skate Park, 300 Mastic Beach Rd., Mastic Beach

Residents must provide their own containers and load the material themselves, town officials said. For information, call 631-451-8696 or visit

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