I should no better than to ask this, but why bulk? I've seen guys quoting materials at $16-20 / yard for hardwood. I personally like cedar or cypress and the customers are usually very willing to pay the difference. Best prices I have found for either product runs in excess of $22/yard. You have to handle it atleast twice and pay delivery or pick it up in your truck or trailer. How does this math really work? I can buy 2cu' bags all day for $2.50 and it gets cheaper than that when you will take a full pallet at a time. 80 bags per pallet and you don't touch it till you get to the job. No mess in the driveway or significant spillage in the yard with a base cost of say $1.10 per cu' or under $30/yard. The bags spread easier and clean up quicker than wheel barrows or loaders dumping bulk mulch. How do you justify saving less than $10 per yard for the extra clean up. We have a retail place here that tries to justify the difference between bags and bulk by staking compacted bags into a bucket to prove that you don't really get 2cu' per bag. Use the 2 and 3 cu' bags and see. If you dump them out the product fluffs right back up to the same volume as the bulk. You cannot dump out seven bags into his half yard bucket and not get a full bucket. I just had to ask. I know I'll regret some of the answers, but I see so many outfits hauling bulk mulch and the cost just doesn't add up for me unless your buying a full creeper bed at a time.