View Full Version : Trailer dump of mulch

02-15-2004, 10:27 PM
This year I would like to order a trailer dump of mulch. I think there is about 75 yards in one of them. Im sure that a lot of you guys here use that method. I have been buying mulch from a local company and only get a 10% discount. I need to make more profit off this product. What are the pro and cons. I have'nt ran any numbers yet but how much more profit do you think I would make by doing it this way. Thanks for the help!! -MIKE-

02-15-2004, 10:39 PM
Well you need a place to store it and a way to load it.

02-15-2004, 10:42 PM
Yea, I got a place and a machine to load it with. Thats not the problem. I'm just thinking of the extra dough I will be making

02-15-2004, 11:02 PM
last year i think it was 17 a yard in bulk so how much r u paying a yard

02-15-2004, 11:04 PM
I kept around 100 yards on stock at all times during the season we purchase it in bulk for $9.75 a Yard and charge any where from $65 to $95 installed

02-15-2004, 11:05 PM
How much do you buy at a time for $17 that sounds High

02-15-2004, 11:22 PM
As long as you can sell it ..why not? The extra time you must be spending going for pick up must really add up.

02-16-2004, 12:17 AM
Mulch whare I was buying it from was retailing Brown Cedar for 33 per yard. I am buying it for 28 per yard. Thats a lot compared to buying it in bulk. The premium hemlock mulch which I absolutey love reatails for 40 a yard. I have a hard time selling that mulch becasue of the price. I think its the best thing going expect for the price. Anyone else like the premium Hemlock.

02-16-2004, 07:28 AM
that price is 4 the brown or black dyed mulch
i think we get 60 yards at a time not totaly sure i take it from a friend we can get it cheeper if we commit to more product but we dont have the room
if i was to buy it from the local mulch place it would be 25 a yard

02-17-2004, 12:56 AM
check out this thread..http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62092:D

02-17-2004, 09:46 AM
I save about 10 bucks a yard by buying in bulk, which equates to about $2,000-$3,000 per year in savings for me. Well worth it if you already have the machine and the space to keep it.