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What are you guys paying for mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kranker022, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. kranker022

    kranker022 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I am just wondering what some of you guys in other areas are paying for mulch. I am located in the Northwest Ohio area and after reading some other mulch pricing threads I am seeing people claiming to pay $18-$25 for 2x and 3x processed mulch.

    Our biggest mulch provider here is charging $30 a yard for double processed and $38 a yard for triple processed. Double processed in the red/brown/black is $36 a yard. This is me picking it up.. not delivered obviously.

    I was checking my pricing and seeing people on here saying they charge $70-$80 a yard delivered and installed. While I can see a profit at this rate if multiple yards are being installed.. I can not see how I can make money on 1-2 cubic yard installs after paying the extra time for my help to pick up the mulch and drive to the site with only charging $70-80 a yard.

    Any input? Thanks guys
     
  2. eastportstar

    eastportstar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    i had 5 yards of black dyed double ground delivered to a jobsite today for $142 including delivery and tax. i think they stopped selling triple ground around here. i called around the beginning of the season and they all said double ground only. i'm sure i could find it somewhere but it may just be nice double ground that they're charging extra for. non-dyed dark mulch is $109 for 5 yards delivered, $14 per yard picked up.
    BTW - i'm eastern long island, ny
     
  3. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    $25 for double shred natural hardwood. Or $29 for dyed.
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  4. Creative Cuts

    Creative Cuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    im paying 36 to 40 per yard with me picking it up, getting screwed. i know for a fact they only pay 9.00 per yard delivered by semi-load.
     
  5. Schuley

    Schuley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Price changes quite a bit the more you but usually... I can buy truck loads for $:-12-$15/yard
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  6. kranker022

    kranker022 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    creative cuts... you must be in the same ballpark as me. sounds about the same. like i said.. i understand i can get it cheaper if i am buying in a mass quantity... but for just picking it up on site myself... the 30-40 dollar charge seems high compared to everyone else.
     
  7. Get Some...

    Get Some... LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 651

    $57.00 including tax for two yards of Coaco mulch picked up.........its more like 2.5 yards.
     
  8. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    22 bucks with my contractor discount, then 50 bucks delivered for up to 13 yards. If i order like 50+ yards I get free delivery. That's for dyed mulch.
     
  9. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    Dyed double ground here is 18 yd. Up to 20 yds over 20 yds is $15.50. Hardwood is $2 less.
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  10. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    But we have 2 very very large mulch producers within 5 miles of each other and another two not much farther
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