Anyone ever hear of bulk mulch shipped on pallets? (Not Bagged)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Anna Mercurio Gardens, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Anna Mercurio Gardens

    Anna Mercurio Gardens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm looking for a mulch company in the Northeast that supplies and delivers mulch on pallets usually in 7 cubic yards. It's not a bagged product don't be confused. If anyone has any idea what i'm looking for i'd appreciate any help I can get. Thanks! Anna :)
  2. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    They are probably in huge canvas sacs that have handles on them. They load and unload them witht the forks of a loader or such. They are square and about 4 feet tall.
  3. kwelch

    kwelch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I never heard or seen anything like that. Is it cheaper than buying by the scoop or bagged?
  4. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Don't know about the price. I would think it is cheaper than bagged anyway. A lot of mining and equipment companies use them and when they get a small fray in them, OSHA makes them get rid of them. We used to buy firewood that came in them. They held 1/3 cord each. I do see these on a lot of flatbed semi trucks out here heading to farms and ranches.
  5. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I used to get a 3 cubic yard cube of mulch, compressed into the cube and wrapped with pallet wrap. Cut the wrap and it would all fall apart. Very convenient for moving the mulch from place to place.

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