Landfill Mulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dhicks, Apr 30, 2001.

  1. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Messages: 770

    The other day while dumping tree branches and grass etc, I see one of the areas larger lawn companies pull up to the mulch pile and loaded about 10 yards of fresh mulch.

    For two years in this business I had never once thought about using mulch from the landfill on a client's property. I used some of this same mulch 3 years ago on my OWN property and I have been pulling and killing weeds in my flower beds ever since. Never again would I use county mulch on my property let alone for a paying customer.

    I feel the customers are paying top Dollar$ for our service and deserve quality products and not fresh mulch from the dump.

    Am I off base here or is this unethical or common just practice? Just wondering.

  2. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    I've had customers request "filler mulch" for big open natural areas but I will go to a big tree service and get wood chips. I think worse than the weeds you can infect a yard or home with termites.
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    If its like the stuff ground at our local landfill its half-rotted already, full of carpenter ant eggs, etc.

    No thanks.

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