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Old 06-03-2014, 10:19 AM
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Has anyone ever ordered mulch from craigslist.com? The price seems good; sometimes it has 20/cu yard for $275. I have a big yard, and think about order from craigslist.com. Does anyone have experiences with local
mulch company, please let me know. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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My guess is they're getting the recycled stuff from a town or county that is cheap and not very good quality.

Here's what Orange County advertises:

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Cost: $25.00 for 3 cubic yard scoop.
Origin: Made from clean yard waste brought to the landfill by residents, local government collection programs and contractors of Orange County. The yard waste is chipped and aged at least 70 days to allow the mulch to decompose slightly prior to sale. The decomposition process creates a heat surge that “fixes” the organic material so it will not harm plants when applied directly to landscapes. The heat surge also reduces the presence of pests, pathogens and fertile weed seeds.
(They have other products listed on their website as well.)
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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well, Craigslist is not in the Mulch business, so its likely that the people advertising are a local company anyway.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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CHTransplant,

Could you forward their website? Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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The dirt down at the New Hope waste dump is actually incredible. I wish I had the vehicle capable of hauling the 2.5 cu yds of it they load up. All for $25 IIRC!! That stuff is black gold.

That being said I wasn't impressed with the mulch they have there.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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Earth Products

I'm sure Wake, Durham and other counties have similar programs.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: NC
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Also, bear in mind that buying mulch from an unknown source (or from a county) could result in getting a lot of decayed weeds and other seeds that you really don't want to grow in your garden. (Counties collect yard waste, which is often clippings)

No guarantee that a known source will be better, but one with a good reputation will be more likely to want to protect that reputation.

Just plant-food for thought....
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NY
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I picked up a load of Mulch from the New Hope road facility. Awful. Full of assorted trash. Racked it up and dumped it at the wife's insistence a week later.Had some delivered from Mulch masters....good stuff.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:34 PM
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Has anyone ordered from John Atkins Garden?
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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We have a neighbor that got cheap stuff off of Craigslist and these weird mushrooms started to grow all over their beds. They smelled awful and (I kid you not) look like male genitalia. They had to hire a landscaper to clean it all up, and were warned not to buy cheap mulch for just that reason.
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