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wholesale mulch

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by bobcat1, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. bobcat1

    bobcat1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    looking to sell wholesale mulch, and am having trouble on pricing, is it profitable, and contact people who can deliver large quanities. any help would be great.
  2. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Do you mean to buy trailer loads of mulch from a grinder and then re-sell smaller amounts to retail buyers? If you have space in your yard to do this, and a loader to fill trucks, yes , it can be profitable. It depends on where in your area you can get product at a good price, and how much demand there is at the retail level. A few years ago I sold mulch and soil for my friend's company. Wholesale prices then were about $10-11 p/yd, and retailers were selling it for about $19-23. Some of our bigger customers would take several tractor trailer loads per day in peak season.
  3. bobcat1

    bobcat1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    yes i plan on getting trailer loads and re selling, i have the room and a loader, im in east tenn. and im having difficulty finding a delivery outfit. thanks for the info.
  4. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Try locating the companies that sell the tub grinders, see who has the equipment in your area, etc. Try tracking that way, when I was looking at selling firewood, multitec was very helpful.
  5. bobcat1

    bobcat1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Thanks I will look into that.
  6. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    pallet resource in chattanooga does wholesale mulch... Colored or plain.
  7. bobcat1

    bobcat1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    pallet resource, I will look into that. Im going to search the web for them, if you have any other info I will take it. Thanks
  8. BFLL

    BFLL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    There is a place just across the Kentucky line that makes alot of mulch. if you go north on 27 past Oneida Tn into Ky it will be on the right, can't miss it.
    I tried to look up the number but can't seem to find it.

    Its not a long drive from Maryville, I use to live there for a short time.
  9. bobcat1

    bobcat1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    thanks i will look into it
  10. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    OK - lets see - 11-12.50 for you to buy from a wholeseller and you can resell it for $24-26 - depending on the part of the country..

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