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pricing on salt per 500lbs?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by junior496, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. junior496

    junior496 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    whats the average cost of 500# of salt?
    im just working on a bid and was curious
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Are you talking about bagged sat, of bulk? Bagged, our 50# bags are around 3 bucks, and our 80# were around 4 something.
  3. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    where do you buy bagged salt for 3 bucks for 50 pounds??
  4. bkdlawnCo

    bkdlawnCo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    post this on plowsite....you'll get more responses....
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Yeah, plowsite IS the best place,...but in the meantime, our landscape supplier sells it for this (we also get it cheaper by the pallet). Anyway, someone from the Ann Arbor area (about an hour south of me) said they were getting it at Home Depot for about 2.90 a bag, so I called ours and they said they couldn't do it for that - it was some sort of "regional pricing" thing. SO, he e-mailed me a copy of one of his receipts from down there that had the 2.90 price on it. I took that in, talked to a manager, and said if they can't honor this price, than Lowes will be happy to match it. The manager told me. "Of course we can honor that price. It is by our stores."
    So, I ended up being able to purchase it from HD for that. They would even load it for me.
  6. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    okay, i need to make an announcment here, if anyone has a receipt i could take to lowes or home depot to get a good price on salt i would appreciate it. Im currently paying 6.50 a bag for it.
  7. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    80 # bags, 30 per pallet, $5.15 each. Bulk, delivered to my shop, minimum 20 tons, $61.00/ ton, includes tax and delivery. I know this is way more than 500#, but I Hope this helps.
  8. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Call around a little, I actually found the bulk salt at an independant trucking company that a friend of a friend new of. I have found bag salt at ACE Hardware, TSC, Country Max, etc. Every one of them price out differently. I was actually really surprised to see that the exact same bags went from $5.15 to $6.50 depending on where I looked.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Also, in NY, you can probably not expect to find it for that price. Your pricing is much different than ours up here.
  10. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    My doctor told me to cut down on my salt for blood pressure reasons. :nono:

    Me ... I stay inside where it is warm when it snows. When our winters can be so "ify" here in Indy ... I don't even entertain the idea of plowing. As soon as I buy the plow ... pay alot of extra liability on my truck (not to mention tear it up) ... and tear up a lot of stuff pushing the snow anyway ... I am better off inside!

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