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Old 04-15-2014, 09:05 PM
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Getting mulch from the dump presents many problems. For one, they make that mulch out of ANYTHING that comes in there, meaning for all you know there are pieces of old rubber tires to brush from spring cleanups. Second, and probably the biggest issue is this mulch is not treated AT ALL. You will basically be opening your customers home to termites and other unwanted pests. My advice, take the hit on this job or not make as much profit, buy the mulch from a reputable mulch dealer and have a happy customer.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:16 AM
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If you really have to ask if its dishonest, then you already know it is.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:46 AM
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so did it end up being 5 or 10 to 15 yards of mulch?
I don't know but I can tell you 45 bags is nowhere near even 5 cubic yards.
I think 45 bags might be 3 cubic yards on a really good day, 2 every other.

This is why I said, customer pays for mulch AND delivery.

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If you really have to ask if its dishonest, then you already know it is.
I like that answer.

Big No-no on the free county dump mulch, when everybody here has the same opinion, you can take that to the bank.
At this point, the only way to 'save' any money is to buy it by the cubic yard.
That would still be real borderline in terms of honesty, but at least you could get some decent color-treated stuff that's just like the bagged, so to speak.

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:49 AM
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I don't know but I can tell you 45 bags is nowhere near even 5 cubic yards.
I think 45 bags might be 3 cubic yards on a really good day, 2 every other.

This is why I said, customer pays for mulch AND delivery.
3 ft cubic bags is exactly 5 yards

3 is they're two
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:54 AM
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So I underestimated a mulch/yard cleanup job for this lady. I quoted her at $450 for 45 bags of mulch and the yard cleanup which involved bed prep and trimming about 30 feet of pampas grass. I already have 8 hrs in for the cleanup and still have to put down the mulch with a helper. Upon my many trips to the local dump, I noticed the mulch available for free to residents is nice quality double shredded. They make it at the dump. I've decided to save my self about $300 in bagged mulch and go with the free bulk stuff from the recycle center.
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Are you including 'many' trips to the dump in that 8 hours?

Boy, what they're saying is right, it hurts and it brought me to tears when I was new, but take it like a man and do what's right.
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